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A circumference of our Senior year which, 

as we begin to follow our separate tangents, 

will forever bind together the segments of 

our Abbot days. 

Published by THE CLASS OF 1940 
ABBOT ACADEMY • Andover, Massachusetts 


To Miss Mathews. . . . 

The Class of 1940 dedicates this book to one who 
for so many years has loved Abbot and who through 
her love of all things Spanish, her wealth of Mexican 
travel experience, her Christian example, her 
never-failing sense of humor, and her "down Maine" 
tradition, has contributed so truly to our school life. 
The day students especially have missed this year 
her interested and careful guidance, and all of us 
will hope to see her often when we return to visit our 
Alma Mater. 


1 1 730 

Books and bells . . horn rims and history . . theme 
tablets and test tubes . . faculty and flunks . . dues 
and don'ts. .chronic cramming, .racing here, there 
and everywhere . . meetings like mad . . high aspira- 
tion, .of such is the 



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HEARSEY, Principal 

A.B. Hollins College 
M.A. Radcliffe College 
Ph.D. Yale University 

Inspiring talks in chapel 
and out . . . "Finnish Supper 
at 6:15" .. .stimulating 

poetry classes . . . friendly 
smile ... anecdotes abun- 
dant ... complete under- 
standing and patience . . . 
unfailing guide intellectual- 
ly and spiritually. . .friend 
for always .... 

Our guiding lights! By now we really 
know them fairly well. From the rising- 
bell when we pass their bathrobed figures 
in the corridor, just as tousled and bleary- 
eyed as we are, 'til lights-out when we are 
figuratively and sometimes literally tucked 
into our downless cots, they are a great 
comfort. Interesting conversations de- 
velop over cereal bowls, and later in 
chapel they sing lustily and smile benevo- 
lently. On to classes where gems of science, 
language and other forbidding subjects 
miraculously begin to make sense to us, 
and to become interesting. Tiffin finds the 
faculty in Room 9 chatting midst bites of 
chocolate grahams. More classes and then 
after much backing and filling on our part, 
due to our somewhat confusing politeness 
on the stairs, our table teachers arrive at 
lunch to chortle over our pathetic efforts 
at pie-cutting, or to bring us the latest 
news broadcasts. 

Come apres midi and faculty off mo- 
ments. Some we see here and there down- 
town; others disappear in the direction of 
Baronial for... a bit of sociability; and 
some must be slaves to duty, for wee in- 
spection notes bearing snappy estimates 


of room order are discovered — proudly by 
the "neaties" but with chagrin by those 
who prefer floor to closet. And when do 
they find time to plan corridor parties 
where we find food for thought and other- 
wise? Betimes new shiny cars glide about 
the circle carrying the faculty we know 
not where. 

Sometimes we actually envy them— 
particularly on a Monday night when they 
retire en masse to the McKeen Room and 
leave us wondering and (confession) 
eavesdropping outside the closed doors. 
Evenings find them more often than not 
patiently helping bewildered students 
untie the knots in their brains, or giving 
permissions for us to "get assignments." 

The faculty may squelch our vocal ef- 
forts on the corridor and our hilarity in 
study hours, but they always sign our 
week-end slips and bear malice toward 
none. And when for the last time as their 
pupils, we see them in academic regalia on 
Commencement Day we - oh well — hearts 
and flowers to the faculty ! 


A w 

Ruth Stephens Baker, A.B..M.A. 
French, German 

Wonderful poetry. . .table games 
. . . French in German class . . . 
postcards. . .M.R.S. in homemak- 
ing at Cornell. 

Hilda Ruby Baynes, L. 

Ducky . . . news . . . broadcasts . . . 
orange juice. . .paintings galore, 
lung power ... shadow laugh., 
practical advice. 

Jean Hope Baynes 
Financial Secretary 

Afternoon coffee . . . foreign affairs 
. . . speedy table . . . money . . . sense 
of humor. . ."Hilda and I did." 

Mrs. Eunice Murray Campbell, 

Business Principles 

Always happy . . . giggle . . . sympa- 
thetic. . .brisk walk. . ."Well, girls, 
how would you like a little test 
this morning?" 

Mary Carpenter, B.S. 
Physical Education 

Half Gargoyle, half Griffin. . .Ab- 
bot athlete No. i . . . fondness for 
books of the month. . . tweed jack- 
ets. . .enthusiasm. 

Constance Clark 
History, Office Assistant . 

Known by accent . . . sense of 
humor... love of flowers. .. "But 
I didn't see the mail this noon!" 

Hope Coolidge, A.B., B.S. 
House Superintendent 

Skiing prowess . 
. . . fast driving . 
orite desserts . . 

. wonderful meals 
. petitions for fav- 
health talks. 

Mary Elaine Dodge, 

Household Science 


Bright red suit and hat... "Well 
and who's this little person? . . . 
tales of Canada. . .variety of jokes 
. . . fur coat. 

Mrs. Hannah Richmond Duncan, 

Resident Nurse 

"Meet me at the radiator"... 
inexhaustible zip . . . laugh and 
stride ... trips to Baronial .. .per- 



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Kate Friskin 
Pianoforte, Theory of Music 

Piano virtuoso divine. . .director 
of Abbot's unequalled choir. . .off 
to symphony. . .snowbound. 

Mary Gay 
History and Appreciation of Art 

Punctuality. . .exciting stories. . . 
"Did I see someone writing?"... 
multitude of tests . . . sense of humor 
. . . dome on pendentives. 

Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray 
Dramatic Interpretation; Spoken Eng- 

"From within outward" .. .Dr. 
Curry. . .wonderful monologues. . 
Dickens' Christmas Carol . . . patient 
rehearsals. . .inspiring director. 

Isabel Maxwell Hancock, A.B. 


Inspection notes . . . apathy for pus- 
sies and mess . . . stationary waves 
. . . popcorn and apples . . . patience 
in solving mathematical mazes. 

Walter Howe, B.M. 

Choral Music, Pianoforte, Organ, 
Theory of Music 

Absent-minded professor . . . sense 
of humor . ..choral calamities... 
failure for forgetting names... .or- 
iginal anthems. . ."Oh Fudge".. 

Barbara Humes 
Assistant to the Principal 

Contagious grin. . .candid camera 
. . . broken speed laws . . . extra tick- 
ets... ready, willing and able... 
taxi service. 

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Octavia Whiting Mathews, A.B. 
(On leave of absence, 1939-40) 


Sympathetic and understanding 
. . . long capes . . . cheerful smiles 
. . .greatly missed at Abbot. 

Harriet McKee, A.B.,M.A. 

Faculty fashion plate . . . popular 
table. . .smile and affability. . .in- 
terior decorator's delight. 

Francis Merritt 
Painting, Modelling, Drawing 

Always busy. . .enthusiasm. . .won- 
derful murals. . ."Don't forget the 
exhibition is in May' ' . . . tan car. 


Mrs. Jeanne Vical Miller, B. Ph. 

Dramatics in class . . . week ends . . . 
always in a hurry ... husband at 
Harvard . . . fencing. 

Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland, 
A.B., M.A. 

Physics, General Science, Mathematics 

Patience a virtue. . .appointments 
in the physics lab. . .sense of hu- 
mor . . . scientific approach . . . Mr. 

Gertrud Rath, A.B., M.A. 
Assistant to the Principal 

Permissions. . .red dress. . .year- 
book guiding light .. .wit .. .per- 
petual motion. . ."Honey" ... ac- 
cent from Virginia. . ."G.R." 

Anne Rechnitzer, Ph.D. 
French, German 

Linguistic prowess... Hannes 
Schneider's ski pupil ... moder- 
nistic furniture. . .dean of candid 
camera fans. . .grin. 

Rowena Lincoln Rhodes 

Physical Education Assistant 

Varied dance costumes. . .Abbot's 
younger set. . .time to a tom-tom 
...the wings. . .posture marks 

Winthrop Horton Richardson, 


Arguments', teacher versus class . . . 
popular vesper services. . .wife. . . 
collegiate shoes. . .moustache. 

p ■,; 

Helen Dunford Robinson, A.B. 

"Good noon". . .smile. . .rustling 
of taffeta ... train trips... "How 
does your brain work today?'' 

Louise Robinson 
Assistant Financial Secretary 

"Have you got permission from 
home?" .. .patience inexhaustible 
. . .deep in the books. . .walks to 
the bus. 

Virginia Paine Rogers, A.B. 

Spoken English 

Articulation. . .diaphragms. . .oral 
exams. . .good nature. . .publicity 
.. ."Ho, bring the boat over!" 


Justina Ruiz, M.A. 

Skiing expert. . .stories of Spain 
. . .quick on the pick-up of Amer- 
ican slang. . ."goose bumps." 

Laura Huntington Smith, A.B., 

History, Problems of Democracy 

Cars, old and new. . .sweaters and 
socks . . . yen for Boston and home 
town . . . Vassar . . . table talk . . . 
"Not up to your usual standard." 

Margaret Snow, A.B. 

Brothers and sisters . . . camp down 
in Maine. . .dropt stitches... a 
friend in need ... visits to Third 
Floor Front. 

Catherine Jane Sullivan. A.B. 
Remedial Reading, Psychology 

Green Mercury we envy .. .spell- 
ing classes. . ."The time limit on 
this is 40 seconds' ' . . . diets . . . de- 

Alice Sweeney, A.B. 
Director of Studies, English 

Tweeds. . .food for thought. . . 
tender of quarantined flock . . . 
"Do you see?". . .wonderful Eng- 
lish classes— the Seniors' own 


Gertrude Tingley 

Stunning clothes . . . many cor- 
sages . . . speaking voice . . . teacher 
of the singing ladies. 

Eleanor Morin Tucker, A.B., 

Chemistry, Mathematics 

Off to lectures on atom smashers 
. . .patience. . .twinkle in the eye 
.. .plaid jacket. ..hilarious chem 

Lucile Burdette Tuttle, A.B. 

Beaming countenance . . . "Very 
Fair" marks. . .guiding star of 
A.C.A. . . . brother . . . musical tal- 

Dorothea Wilkinson 

Variety of pins . . . attractive clothes 
. . . eyes . . . passion for Dickens . . . 
Canadian twinkle. 



Meetings in the parlor . . . 
dues stews ... roll call... 
proud Seniors. . .shrunken 
red sweaters . . . tight white 
dresses . . . shining new rings 
. . . Cushwa and Cunning- 
ham . . . college catalogs . . . 
dreaded words — "Thou 
shalt not pass". . .the ban- 
quet... "Where, Oh 
Where". . .blue gowns... 
red roses . . . tears . . . good- 
byes .... 

Libby Travis, President; 
Jeanne Cowles, Vice Presi- 
dent; Connie Cross, Trea- 
surer; Mary Dean Naff, 

We arrived in September 1 936 in new sad- 
dle shoes, a humble but enthusiastic few. 
Margi and Pris are the only boarders who 
remain to tell the tale, but Gisela, Sally, 
Sawyer and Weaver will also remember! 
On the whole we flunked our first year 
Latin; our hair was short; our legs were 
long, and we displayed a general lack of 
coordination throughout. We thought the 
Seniors very impressive and cried lustily 
at graduation. 

Junior year found us experienced old 
girls and proud of our new size. We gave 
plays that we wrote in English class. Every- 
one was impressed and so were we! 'Twas 
a gay year, and there was a very notorious 
bunch in Sherman! 

Junior-Mid year we found ourselves 
moving up in chapel and perusing college 
catalogues. A wonderful moonlight sleigh- 
ride with supper at the Kirkshire was one 
of the high spots, and that was the year 
some of us begged dances from sympa- 
thetic upper classmen. 

Senior-Mid year arrived with the hurri- 
cane and a great lack of grove. We got 
high aspirations, plowed wearily through 


"Emma" and got new red sweaters. Our 
song was sung at the top of our lungs, and 
amid much prompting and pleasure we 
gave our plays Quality Street, Richman, Poor- 
man and The Lost Silk Hat. We went in 
swimming in peculiar garb at our picnic 
at Berry's Pond, our hair recovering just 
in time for us to go to Prom clad in flowing 
gowns and long streamers. The Senior 
Parlor became ours, and college boards 
laid us low. 

Come September 1939, and it's all ours! 
We spent our all on teas for the under- 
classmen, stuffed our Senior couches with 
cushions, and hung happily out of our 
front windows. It really seemed amazing 
to be so important, but this knowledge 
didn't seem to give us a dignified demean- 
or. Hymns on the radiator, cokes in the 
bedrooms — a very versatile but goony 
group are we. Our saddle shoes are worn 
out, pork pies have taken us all by storm, 
and the remaining details and fondest 
memories of 1940 lie between these covers. 




10 Holder Place, Forest Hills, New York 


dreams of Henry. . .nothing but Spauldings. . . 
boxes from Drake Bakeries . . . ready giggle . . . 
girdle trouble. . .long sweaters. . .Pink Ellie. . . 

Courant '39, '40, Business Manager Courant 40, 

Secretary Student Council '40, Senior Play '40, Fidelio 
'40, Varsity Hockey '39, '40, Senior-Mid Play '39, 
Executive Committee '40, Prom Decorating Committee 
39> French Play ' '40, Numerals '40, Griffin Enter- 
tainment '40 . 



256 Grove Street, Montclair, New Jersey 


efficiency a-paul-ing. . ."How about an ad for 'jg, Property Manager Senior Play '40, English II 

the Yearbook?". . .gallant goalie. . .broad grin Plays '38, Proctor Bonus '37, Numerals '40, Business 

. . . week ends by air . . . Manager Yearbook '40, Hiking Leader '40, Vice 

Q.E.D. 40, Varsity Hockey '40, Senior-Mid Plays President Junior-Mid Class '38, Posture Marker' jg. 

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OF 1940 



27 South West Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 


P. A. prom trotter ... blonde curls galore dignity personified ... dusky answer . 

Ipana's glamour girl .. .perpetual good nature Odeon '39, '40, Fidelio '40. 


South Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts 


brain trust. . .the dynamic Mr. Darcy. . .acting 
achievements. . .our Sonja Henie. . .unique val- 
entines . . . appetite ... a Yale lock on her heart . . 
Q.E.D. '38, '39, ' '40; Secretary-Treasurer Q.E.D. 
'39, '40, Honor Roll '37, '38, '39, '40, Fidelio '37, '38, 
'40, Choir '40, Numerals '38, Three Chevrons '39, 

'40, "A" Society '39, '40, Gargoyle Entertainment 
Committee '39, Society Banquet Committee '39, Junior 
Plays '38, Senior-Mid Plays '39, Senior Play '40, 
Draper Dramatics '39, Visitors' Day Play '39, Var- 
sity Riding '37, '38, '39, Head of Skating '39, '40, 
Athletic Council '39, '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '40. 





20 Johnson Road, Andover, Massachusetts 

Colby Junior 

sunny disposition. . .a No. 1 "Bill" collector .. . Philomatheia 'jg, '40, Treasurer Philomatheia '40, 
curly locks . . . many hair ribbons . . . trips to Fidelio ' jg, '40, Senior Play '40, Yearbook Board '40, 
Hanover. Abbot Birthday Committee 'jg, Prom Committee '40. 




293 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 

glasses of hot water. . .brains plus. . .conscien- 
tiousness . . . full of fun . . . orange juice . . . Euro- 
pean sandals. . . 

< Smith 

Odeon '38, 'jg, '40, Fidelio '39, '40, Senior Play '40, 
Senior-Mid Play 'jg, Honor Roll '38, '40. 


OF 1940 



gi Montclair Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey The Traphagen School of Fashion 

ink be her destiny. . . "geezle beezle". . .strenu- eloquence in history class. . . 

ous preparation for week ends and vacations. . . L.B.A. '40, Honor Roll '40, Gargoyle Entertainment 

"No kidding, it's the real thing this time". . . '39. 



40 Howard Street, Reading, Massachusetts 


clothes, red and otherwise. . .curls. . .doctor Fidelio '^,'40, Advisory Board'40, Christmas Party 
dentons. . ."Hi ya Butch!". . .plaid skirts. . . '40, Hiking Leader '40, Senior Play '40, Griffin En- 
beads and bracelets. ..Florida. . .Brother Wim- tertainment '40. 





287 Hillside Street, Milton, Massachusetts 

Sarah Lawrence 

passion for West. . .attractiveness. . .inclination 
toward governing bodies ... music store... 
Intervale accident. . .P. A. prom and interest in 
track. . .demon dancer. . . 

Odeon 'jg, '40, President Odeon '4a, Fidelia '38, 'jg, 
'40, Athletic Council 'jg, '40, Head of Tennis 'jg, 

Vice President A. A. A. '40, Numerals '38, "A" So- 
ciety '40, Griffin Tennis Team (doubles) '38, 'jg, 
Student Council '40, Treasurer Senior-Mid Class 'jg, 
French Play '40, Senior-Mid Play 'jg, Entertainment 
Committee '40, Tea Dance Committee 'jg, Visitors 
Day Committee '38, 'jg, Griffin Entertainment '40, 
Griffin Basketball Team '40. 


Baguio, Philippines 


travel talks. . .profile. . .our great soprano... Fidelio, Rec Room Committee. 
arrival via clipper. .. hats and hair-dos... 


OF 1940 

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371 Johnson Street, North Andover, Massachusetts 

dilapidated station wagon ... crash bang, here 
comes Cole . . . noisy and nice . . . has ' ' Marstered" 
about every sport ... most gracious head of 
Gargoyles. . ."Oh, I think that's a panic!". . . 
A.D.S. '39, '40, Captain of Gargoyles '40, Fidelio 
'37, '33, '39> '40, Varsity Tennis '37, '38, '39, "A" 

Society '39, '40, Numerals '37, Chevrons '39, Senior 
Play '40, A.D.S. Plays '39, '40, Junior Play '37, 
Secretary Junior Class '37, Secretary Junior-Mid 
Class '38, Secretary Senior-Mid Class '39, Usher Sen- 
ior Prom '38, Athletic Council '39, '40, Head of 
Skiing '39, Gargoyle Tennis Team '35, 36. 


Saunderstown, Rhode Island 

sky-blue eyes . . . personality smile plus . . . Bible 
arguments . . . "Study in Brown" . . . champion 
heckler. . .the panic of the chem class. . . 

Q.E.D. '40, Varsity Track ^39, Head of Basketball 
'40, Christmas Party '39, Athletic Council '40, Gar- 
goyle Basketball Team '40. 




150 East 73rd Street, New York, New York 


angelic expression. . .college boards with a 
French accent . . . only fruit between meals . . . 
community Tribune. . .continual dither... at- 
tractiveness and effervescence . . . 

Courant '39, '40, Fidelio '39, '40, Honor Roll '39, 

'40, Vice President Senior Class '40, Vice President 
Senior-Mid Class '39, Numerals '40, Senior-Mid 
Plays '39, French Play '40, Senior Play '40, Draper 
Dramatics '39, Chairman Prom Decorating Committee 
'39, Fall Tea Dance Committee '40, Ivy Speech '39, 
Garden Party '39. 

1 937-40 

15 Fresh Pond Lane, Cambridge, Massachusetts 


smaller half of Wiglesworth-Crocker Inc. . . . 
realistic southern drawl . . . dramatic ability in 
character parts. . .science and song. . . 
Philomatheia '39, '40, Choir '39, '40, Fidelio '38, '39, 

'40, "A" Society '39, Numerals '38, Varsity Hockey 
'38, Senior Play '40, French Play '40, Senior-Mid 
Plays '39, Junior Plays '38, Honor Roll '40. 


OF 1940 



1 1 Proctor Boulevard, Utica, New York 

University of Wisconsin 

politeness plus... nine o'clock rehearsals... 
muscle. . .6:45 A.M. walks. . .death to dust. . . 
Sunday Times . . . effiiciency and energy . . . 

Philomatheia '39, '40, Fidelio '38, '39, '40, Honor 
Roll '38, '3g, "A" Society '39, '40, Numerals '38, 

Chevrons '39, Varsity Hockey '32, '38, '39, Varsity 
Basketball '38, '59, Head of Hiking '40, Secretary- 
Treasurer Griffins '40, Griffin Entertainment Com- 
mittee '40, Student Government Representative '32, 
Class Treasurer '40, French Plays '38, Manager 
Senior Play '40, Priscilla Bradley Cup 'jjcj. 


14 Park Street, Methuen, Massachusetts 

tall and blonde. . .quiet 'til the truth comes out Aeolian '40, Varsity Track '3g, Numerals '3g, Visi- 
. . .Heart of Gold. . .drives like a — professional tors' Day Committee '3g, Griffin Entertainment '40. 
. . ."I don't know why I'm doing this." 

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1300 41st Street, Sacramento, California 


spontaneous combustion. . .cylindrical hair-do sparkle. . ."Oh! Gee-Golly! ' 

...letters for "Marmie". . .California accent 

and oranges . . . perpetual good humor and Odeon, Senior Play, Honor Roll, Griffin Entertainment. 


2 Oranje Boulevard, Batavia Centum, Java, N.E.I. 


hair-do . . . cute and little . . . English class argu- '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '40, Christmas Party '40, 
ments. . .always tearing around. . .threatening Senior-Mid Play 'jg, Senior Play '40, Gargoyle En- 
appendix. . .the patter of little feet. . . tertainment '39, Honor Roll '40. 
Courant '40, Yearbook Board '40, Posture Marker 


OF 1940 


309 East Broadway, Haverhill, Massachusetts 

Russell Sage 

Haverhill to Andover daily. . . Chevie. . .champ- 
ion ping-pong player. . .sense of humor. . .coat 
of many colors. . .friendly loquaciousness. . . 
Philomatheia '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '40, Head 

of Ping-Pong '$g, '40, Numerals '40, Treasurer Jun- 
ior-Mid Class '38, Griffin Entertainment '38, '40, 
Christmas Party 'gg, Griffin Basketball Team '40, 
Varsity Basketball ^40. 


122 Forest Avenue, Glen Ridge, New Jersey 

Sarah Lawrence 

problem child. . ."Gray" moments ... folding 
knees . . . divine hair . . . the up and coming 
writer and the life of the party . . . 
Courant '40, Fidelia 'jg, '40, Yearbook Board '40, 

Varsity Hockey '40, Griffin Hockey Team 'jg, '40, 
Hiking Leader '40, Numerals 'jg, Senior-Mid Plays 
'39, Senior Play '40, Chairman Rec Room Committee 
'40, Griffin Entertainment '40. 





67 Brown Street, Methuen, Massachusetts 

little girl with big personality .. .cuteness. . . 
Mutt and Jeff dates ... bargain ice cream... 
"Cut me off and call me Dottiei" . . . 
A.D.S. '40, Head of Day Scholars '40, Student 

Council '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '39, Varsity 
Hockey '40, Griffin Hockey Team '40, Senior Play '40, 
Griffin Entertainment '40, Visitors Day Committee' 39. 





1 7 Orne Square, Salem, Massachusetts 


dream of neatness .. . Lanz coat ... Southland 
with Dudley. . .demon dancer. . .leader of songs 
. . .veteran classmate. . . 

L.B.A. '38, 'jg, '40, President L.B.A. '40, Secretary 
L.B.A. 'jg, President A. A. A. '40, Fidelio '37, '38, 
'3g, '40, Choir '39, '40, Class Song Leader '3/, '38, 
'39> '4Q> Griffin Song Leader '38, Varsity Basketball 


'3g, '40, Head of Track '3g, Varsity Track '36, '37, 
'38, Hiking Leader '3g, '40, "A" Society '38, ^g, '40, 
President "A" Society '3g, Numerals '36, Chevrons 
'38* 39' Blazer '^9, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 3g, 
Senior-Mid Plays '3g, Junior Plays '37, President 
Junior Class '37, Student Government Representative 
'38, '40, Prom Usher '38, Chairman Rec Room Com- 
mittee '38, Rec Room Committee '38, '39. 

OF 1940 


Oxford, Maine 


flashing fire chief. . .skiing prowess. . .the fourth 
sister . . . friendliness . . . Maine potatoes . . . 

Q.E.D. 'jg, '40, Fidelio '38, 'jg, '40, Student Gov- 
ernment Representative '38, '40, Athletic Council 'jg, 

'40, Head of Basketball '$g, "A" Society '40, Head 
of Skiing '40, Vice President Senior-Mid Class '39, 
Vice President A.C.A. '40, Christmas Party '40, En- 
tertainment Committee 'jg, Prom Committee 'jjp, Jun- 
ior Plays 'j8, Senior-Mid Play 'jg, Senior Play '40. 


;.-x*. . 


45 Pleasant Street, Methuen, Massachusetts 

Mt. Ida Junior 

giggles . . . Nancy and Nancy Incorporated . . 
the Babe Ruth of Abbot . . . blond curly hair . . . 
hand-knit sweaters and socks . . . 

Philomatheia 'jg, '40, Head of Baseball 'jg, Athletic 
Council 'jg, Numerals '38, Hiking Leader '40, Griffin 
Entertainment '40, "A" Society. 




Kinderhook, New York 


Wednesday meetings. . .hair. . .passion for huge 
bedroom slippers . . . lost waistline . . . music the- 
ory woes . . . platonic fraternity pin . . . 

President Student Government '40, Q.E.D. '39, '40, 
"A" Society '$g, Chevron '39, Varsity Hockey '59, 
'40, President Senior-Mid Class ? 3g, Fidelio '39, '40, 

Prom Decorating Committee '39, Senior-Mid Plays 
'39, Costume Committee Senior Play '40, President 
Junior Class '38, Nominating Committee '$g, '40, 
Class Marshal 'jg, A.C.A. Advisory Board '37, '38, 
Christmas Party '38, English II Plays '37, Honor 
Bonus '37, '38, Proctor Bonus '37, '38, Gargoyle En- 
tertainment ' '3g, Entertainment Committee '3g. 


Charcoal Hill, Westport, Connecticut 

Pratt Institute 

painter of divine posters. . .S.A.E. pin. . .black 
beret. . .emotional upsets on receiving letters 
from the Norseman. . .enduring tan... divine 
jewelry . . . the funny one . . . 

L.B.A. '38, '3g, '40, Fidelio '3g, '40, Choir '40, Tear- 
book Board '40, Prom Decorating Committee '3g, 
French Play '40, Numerals '40, Vice President and 
Treasurer L.B.A. '40, Art for Senior Play '40. 


OF 1940 


45 Seminole Avenue, Forest Hills, New York 

Katharine Gibbs 

bangs... roll call ... clothes from Fifth Avenue '40, Gargoyle Entertainment '39, Music Committee 

. . . fencing fanatic . . . neatness . . . ' 'dinner dresses for Senior Play '40, Varsity Hockey '40, Numerals '40, 

and no make-up' ' . . . Posture Marker '40. 
Aeolian '39, '40, Fidelio '39, '40, President of Fidelio 

1 939-40 


Bismarck, North Dakota 


a package a day . . . North Dakota accent . . . 
tallest 1940. . .telephone calls from Bismarck. . . 

mail-mail-mail. . .figure skating. . .plaid skirt. 



1 939-40 


Marcellus, New York 

contagious smile. . .personality ... Madam Ab- la Syracuse ... physics fizzles . 
bot. . .dark attractiveness and curly hair. . .viva Courant, Senior Play. 



Portland, Arkansas 


candid camera addict. . .southern street shag 
step... "No, he's going to Panama" ... accent 
from Arkansas . . . the one with the ragin' con- 
tagin' . . . 

Odeon '40, Secretary '40, Yearbook Board '40, Secre- 
tary Senior Class '40, Treasurer Junior Class 'j8, 
Junior Plays '38, Numerals '^g. 


OF 1940 



38 High Street, Peterboro, New Hampshire 


tops in fencing, skiing and basketball. . .contin- Committee '40, Numerals '40, Christmas Party 'jg, 

ually looking like a page out of Vogue. . .history Fencing Team '40, Gargoyle Basketball Team '40, 

worries. . .a laugh a minute. . . Varsity Basketball '40. 
Q.E.D. '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '40, Rec Room 

1 939-40 

Cortland, New York 


little big girl. . .perpetual good humor and grin Press Chairman. 
. . .long dark lashes. . .pink hat and aqua coat. . 





370 Ames Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts 

skill in skiing and skating. . .craze for cereal. . . and lawyer brothers. . . 
conversations with Mr. Richardson. . .doctor Odeon' 40, Fidelio'^g,' 40, Numerals' 3g. 


78 Glen Avenue, Newton Centre, Massachusetts 


goldness of acquired bangs . . . letters from the 
East. . .broken leg a la shag. . .knack for melo- 
drama. . .French eyes. . .favorite head masseuse 
. . .friend in need. . .the one and only Chuff. . . 

President A.C. A. '40, A.D.S. ' 3g, '40, Fidelio '38, 'jg, 
'40, Choir '39, '40, Student Government Council '3g, 
'40, President Senior-Mid Class '$g, Vice President 

Junior-Mid Class '38, A.D.S. Plays 'jg, '40, Senior 
Play '40, Draper Dramatics '38, 'jg, Manager Senior- 
Mid Plays '3g, Secretary A.C. A. 'yg, Numerals '$g, 
Hiking Leader '40, A.C. A. Advisory Board '40. 
Christmas Party '39, '40, Entertainment Committee 
'38, '40, Senior-Mid Tea Dance Committee 'jg, Prom 
Decorating Committee 'jg, Prom Usher '38, Gargoyle 
Entertainment '$g. 


OF 1940 


346 Main Street, Winchester, Massachusetts 


Yes, Q_E.D. tonight. . .famous blonde streak. . . 
Dartmouth Carnival ... and how she loves her 
"Dickey's". . . demon knitter .. .swing it, Riv! 

Q.E.D. 'jg, '40, President Q.E.D. '40, Fidelio '^g, 

'40, Chairman Entertainment Committee '40, Student 
Government Council '_jp, Rec Room Committee '39, '40, 
Senior-Mid Plays 'jg, Gargoyle Entertainment Com- 
mittee 'jg, Prom Decorating Committee 'gg, Pres- 
Chairman '40. Garden Party 'jg. 

g-— * *» 

I mi 



Oxford, Maine 

University of Maine 

known by "spots" .. .jumpin' jive jitterbug and Junior-Prep Plays '37, Senior-Mid Plays 'jg, Rec 

shoulder shaker . . . punctuality plus . . . the panic Room Committee '3g, Numerals '38, Gargoyle Basket- 

of the French plays . . . ball Team '55, '40, Christmas Party '37. 
Courant '39, '40, Fidelio 'jp, '40, French Plays '40, 






130 Broadway, Haverhill, Massachusetts 


platinum brunette ... dyed to match. . .giggle 
...exterior meekness, internal tornado. . .late 
papers. . .little voice. 
L.B.A. '39, '40, Fidelia '39, '40, Numerals "37, 

Hiking Leader '40, Vice President Junior-Mid Class 
'38, Nominating Committee '37, Junior Plays '37, 
Prom Usher ' 38, Griffin Entertainment '36, '38, '40. 

60 Bartlet Street, Andover, Massachusetts 


blonde vivacity .. .personality plus athletic in- 
clinations. . .often seen "Bucklin" down to a bit 
of work in the Senior Parlor . . . Harvard en- 
thusiast. . ."Well, you know what I mean!". . . 
L.B.A. '38, '39, '40, Fidelio '37, '38, '5,9, '40, Head 
of Day Scholars '39, Head of Tennis '40, Student 
Government Council '37, '38, '39, Day Scholar Repre- 
sentative '38, Athletic Council '40, Varsity Tennis '37, 
'38, '39, Gargoyle Tennis Team '37, '38, '39, Gat- 


Mt. Vernon Junior 

goyle Song Leader '40, Secretary-Treasurer Gargoyles 
'40, Gargoyle Entertainment Committee '37, '39, Day 
Scholar Entertainment Committee '38, Senior Play '40, 
Senior-Mid Play '39, Junior-Mid Play '38, Tea 
Dance Committee '39, Prom Usher '38, "A" Society 
'39, '40, Secretary-Treasurer "A" Society '40, Numer- 
als '36, Chevrons '38, Treasurer Junior-Mid Class 
'38, Secretary Junior Class '37, Visitors Day Com- 
mittee '39, Hiking Leader '37. 

OF 1940 

1 937-40 


91 Valley Road, Larchmont, New York 


carrot top. . .animation. . .able vocal chords. . . Rec Room Committee '40, A.D.S. Plays '40, Senior- 
all for a Union man. . . "Oh, Charlie is my dar- Mid Plays '39, Junior Plays '38, Griffin Song Leader 
ling!" .. .dimples. . . '40, Entertainment Committee '40, Griffin Entertain 

ment Committee '40, Secretary Junior Class '38, Num- 
A.D.S. '40, Fidelio '38, '39, '40, Choir '40, Chairman erals 'jg. 

101-05 Herrick Avenue, Forest Hills, New York 

Mt. Holyoke 

frequent visits to P.A. festivities. . ."Oh, Denny, Advisory Board 'jg, Numerals '3g, Christmas Party 

OH!". . .sleepy-time gal... known by her top- 'jg, Griffin Entertainment '40, Griffin Basketball 

knot. . .dimple in chin, devil within. . . Team '40. 
Philomatheia '^g, '40, Fidelio '38, 'jp, '40, A.C.A. 


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53 Elm Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 

Sarah Lawrence 

drama devotee . . . vacationing with an appen- 
dectomy. . .lingering laugh. . .Abbot's dazzling 
A.D.S. '39, '40, Treasurer A.D.S. 'jg, Varsity 

Hockey 'jg, '40, A.D.S. Plays '39, Senior-Mid 
Play '38, Senior Play '40, Draper Dramatics 'gg, 
Entertainment Committee '$g. 



45 Franklin Street, Rumford, Maine 

Well 'es ley 

short and sweet . . . red hair . . . wonderful blue Philomatheia 'jg, '40, President of Philomatheia '40, 

eyes . . . the class physician ... an orchid from the Vice President of Student Government '40, Senior 

man . . . spick-and-span room . . . close connec- Play '40. 
tions with winter carnival in home town. . . 


OF 1940 


285 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, Connecticut 


versatility plus magic music . . . giggle . . . black 
stationery . . . marvelous movies . . . Senior meet- 
ings in the Parlor. . .willing Fidelio accompanist 
— and Howe! 

Aeolian '$g, '40, Fidelio '38, '$g, '40, Choir '39, : '40, 
President Senior Class '40, President Junior Class 
'38, Student Government Council '40, Executive 

Board '40, Chairman Abbot Bazaar 'jg, Honor 
Bonus '38, Christmas Party 'jg, Senior Picnic Com- 
mittee ' '40, Tea Dance Committee 'j8, Gargoyle En- 
tertainment 'jg, Numerals y jg, Class Song Leader '38, 
School Song Leader 'jg, '40, Secretary-Treasurer 
Aeolian '40, English II Plays '38, Senior-Mid Plays 
'jg, Draper Dramatics 'jg, Senior Play '40, Numerals 
'jg, Yearbook Board '40. 



34 East 70th Street, New York, N. Y. 


Sun Valley and favored cowboy. . .books of the 
month ... sponsor of the gossip column... in- 
fernal triangle. . .plaid reversible. . . 
Courant '$g, '40, Editor Courant '40, French 

Plays '40, Senior Play '40, Gargoyle Tennis Team 'jg, 
'40, Entertainment Committee '40, Gargoyle Enter- 
tainment ' ' 3g. 



1 935-40 

169 Chestnut Street, North Andover, Massachusetts 

Briarclijfe Junior 

our tall smoothie day scholar. . .dancer divine. . 
Princeton correspondence and yen for Harvard 
. . .usually seen "Rip"ping around in green 
convertible . . . 
L.B.A. 'gg, '40, Yearbook Board '40, Junior-Mid 

Plays '38, Senior-Mid Plays 'jg, Senior Play '40, 
Day Scholar Entertainment '37, Gargoyle Entertain- 
ment Committee 'jg, Visitors' Day Committee '39, 
Numerals ' 3g. 


39 Park Avenue, Wakefield, Massachusetts 


skipper of the Yearbook . . . flowing tresses . . . 
arm pumper. . .grippit plugs for ears. . .scarcity 
of nose. . .the adorable Duchess. . . 

Q.E.D. 'jg, '40, Fidelio '40, Editor-in-Chief Tear- 
book '40, "A" Society '39, '40, President "A" Society 
'40, Treasurer A.C.A. '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board 
'40, Treasurer Junior Class '37, President Junior-Mid 

Class '38, Junior Plays '37, Senior-Mid Plays 'gg, 
Draper Dramatics 'jg, Senior Play '40, Numerals '37, 
Head of Deck Tennis '3g, '40, Student Government 
Council '3g, Gargoyle Entertainment Committee '3g, 
Prom Decorating Committee '3g, Christmas Party '40, 
Prom Usher '38, Visitors' Day Committee '38, '3g, 
Entertainment Committee '3g, Honor Roll '38, Rec 
Room Committee '3g, Hiking Leader '40. 


OF 1940 


96 East Fourth Street, Corning, New York 


passion for Glen Miller. . .laughter. . .attractive Aeolian '40, Fidelio '40, Gargoyle Entertainment '39, 
room. . .Exeter enthusiast ... brother in Boston Prom Committee '40. 
. . . wit or half-wit . . . 


364 East Main Street, Bay Shore, L. I., N. Y. 

Harcum Junior 

giggles and giggles . . . English class cat naps . . . '^g, French Play '40, Senior Play '40, Griffin Enter- 

gift for gab. . .demon knitter. . .coy chapeaux tainment '40, President of Choir '40, Varsity Hockey 

. . .Friday night steady . . . '39, '40. 
Aeolian '40, Fidelio '40, Choir '40, Senior-Mid Play 





41 Pine Street, Danvers, Massachusetts 

smooth convertible ... sense of humor. . .never about!"... 

a worry. . .drawing fiend. . .color combinations 

. . ."Oh, I don't even know what she's talking L.B.A. '39, '40, Gargoyle Entertainment '$g. 



8 School Street, Bradford, Pennsylvania 

contagious laugh. . .class of forty's blues singer 
. . .bass voice. . .corruption in Fidelio. . ."Don't 
move a thing". . .cokes and Abbot Specials. . . 

Sister Goon. . . 

L.B.A. '40, Fidelio '40, Senior Play '40, Varsity 

Basketball 'jg, Griffin Basketball Team '40. 


OF 1940 


405 East Bridge Street, Cynthiana, Kentucky 


Kentucky drawl . . . cider hair rinses . . . class emotion . . . 

bacteriologist ... a touch lackadaisical . . . natural 

jokes ... impressive English theme. . .perpetual Philomatheia '39, '40, Numerals 'jg. 



18 Newton Street, Brockton, Massachusetts 

"Did you get a letter?". . .lively and full of pep 
. . . wonderful figure and clothes . . . passion for 
reading magazines. . .boot, saddle, to horse and 
away . . . 
Q.E.D. '40, Fidelio 'jg, "40, Head of Riding '40, 

Bryn Mawr 

Varsity Riding '38, Numerals '35, Athletic Council 
'40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '39, Secretary A.C.A. 
'40, Treasurer Senior-Mid Class 'jg, Christmas 
Party '39, '40, Senior Play '40. 






1 1 Rangley Road, Winchester, Massachusetts 

"A dozen best juice oranges, please". . .cast on A. A. A. Treasurer '40, Entertainment Committee '39, 

46, purl 10, etc ... wonderful clothes ... every- Prom Usher '38, Griffin Entertainment '39, Numerals 

thing "Hospital clean". . .laughter like mad. . . '39. 
L.B.A, '$g, '40, President Junior-Mid Class '38, 

1 937-40 

14 Lafayette Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 

The Wheelock School 

a "gee maise" here and a "gee maise" there. .. L.B.A. '39, '40, Fidelio '39, '40, Numerals '39, 
Rutgers or Exeter? . . . love of advice . . . day Prom Usher '37, Secretary Junior-Mid Class '37, 
scholars . . . Aunt Nancy . . . Griffin Entertainment '40. 


OF 1940 


426 West Elm Street, Brockton, Massachusetts 

Sarah Lawrence 

gracious Griffin. . .Mrs. Gray's pride and joy. . . 
Boston Herald. . .hair and eyes ... imitations .. . 
sense of humor . . . footlights forever . . . 

A.D.S. '39, Fidelio '40, President A.D.S. '40, Cap- 
tain of Griffins '40, Yearbook Board '40, Varsity 

Golf '$g, Varsity Hockey '40, Athletic Council '40, 
Hiking Leader '40, Numerals '40, Senior-Mid Play 
'39, A.D.S. Plays '40, Draper Dramatics 'jg, Senior 
Play '40, Griffin Entertainment Committee '40, Visitors 
Day Committee 'jg, Griffin Basketball Team '40, 
Varsity Basketball '40. 

The Song of the Class of '40 

Ring Song 

With hearts and with voices ringing 
Along with cheers and laughter gay 
The Class of '40 hails you 
'Til its everlasting day; 
Remembering the happy hours 
In the long years that have passed, 
We'll cheer for the Class of '40 
To the very, very last. 

Tree Song 

As days give way to months 

And months to years, 
This chestnut tree will grow 

And hold no fear 
Of losing life, or threat, or food, 

But persevere 
Her happy, peaceful life, 

In Abbot's fold 

While we must face another world 

And risks untold; 
The days of work and play 

Which now are past 
There was no time to value, 

They sped so fasti 
But memories of cherished days, 

Like trees, will last. 

-Priscilla Williams 

Such golden memories, vibrant, deep, 

Of treasured days, 
The ties of friendship made along 

Our carefree ways 
Acquiring strength to stand the blows 

Life seems to bring: 
All this we have forever bound 

In thee, our ring. 

Such precious things! the victory o'er 

A burdening fear 
The bits of wisdom gleaned to make 

Life's pathways clear, 
The true ideals to which we'll strive 

And bravely cling: 
All this we have forever bound 

In thee, our ring. 

Some glistening tears are jewelled there 

Among them all, 
So sadly shed o'er childhood cares 

Now trifling, small, 
Yet each another seed is, sown 

For flowering: 
All this we have forever bound 

In thee, our ring. 

-Elizabeth Travis 





Classmates stand together 

Class of '41 

Fair or stormy weather 

Our Abbot life has been a lot of fun 

Loyal to her standards 

Till our job is done 

Back Row: Harvey, Waterhouse, Mills, E. Fowler, Jones 

Front Row: Long, Hartwell, McCreery In the future we'll be singing 

Betsy Fowler and Emily Mills were the And her P raises wiU be rin g in g 

Senior-Mid presidents; Sue Long and Jo Class of '4.1 ' 

Hartwell the vice presidents; Addie Water- 
house and Jessie McCreery the secretaries; 
Dorothy Harvey and Dorie Jones the 

Back Row: C. Hill, Woodman, Mary Martin, Tyer, Rabling, Campbell, Purcell, Nelson, Colder, Waterhouse, Waugh,Hosford 
Front Row: List, Whiltier, Knox, Biart, Means, Sommer, Kelley, Towne, Boynton, Hartwell, Jones, Long, E. Fowler 


You who are about to succeed us, we 
salute you! All year long you've bought 
our secondhand books and have made us 
realize that we soon will be "old stuff." 
Soon all our front rooms, parlor, Intervale, 
lights, and college confusion will be yours. 
Gleeful shouts of the Senior Mids re-echo 
in the corridors, and Sherman and Home- 
stead tremble beneath your din. Complica- 
tions set in when Chaucer and long 
Thanksgiving and Christmas verses came 
upon the scene. You gave plays so impres- 
sive that we got a slight crimp in our ego, 
realizing that all would be far from lost 
with the exodus of the Class of '40. En- 
viously you watched us go off to Intervale, 
lent us extra ski pants, and had your first 
experience at pie-cutting and being the 
"oldies." You received our madly en- 
thusiastic postcards and thought with ec- 
stasy of the Intervale to come. 

Midyears over and the byword seemed 
to be "I'll never get to be a Senior." 
Streams of hopefuls invaded Miss Sweeney's 

office to talk college. Some former pea- 
green preps became peagreen Senior Mids 
when your class sweaters were first worn. 
Oh! such has been your pride in at last 
possessing these distinguished garments 
that we fear said garments will be worn to 
tatters come the year '41 ! You must have 
felt sort of bouncy inside when at long last 
you marched into Davis Hall for the 
Senior Play and sported a jubilant new 
song along with your new sweaters. Prom 
came along with the forsythia, and many 
was the snappy Senior Mid who "swang" 
happily far into the night. 

Your picnic, amid hamburgers and 
hilarity, is now behind you; with impres- 
sive ceremony you have received the Sen- 
ior Parlor as your own. Final exams and 
college boards will soon be things of the 
past. Ivy planting and the Parting Hymn 
found you deep in reverie. May your Sen- 
ior year be as joyous as ours has been, and 
may it come to a safe and successful con- 

Back Row: McClellan, McCreery, Harvey, Scammon, Shields, Poynter, Grieco, Little, Eccles, Gerrish, Packard 

Front Row: Mills, Fiske, Rafton, Bondy, Moody, Stott, Harris, Philbin, D. White, E. White, Margery Martin, Maytag 


Back Row: fitting, M. Dean, Finneran, Rathbone 
Front Row: Davey, Beach, Stuart, Tuttle 



You find yourselves in the "neither hay 
nor grass" state, don't you? Neither babes 
nor hags, you seem to be in a divine realm 
of ''in-between" with lots of fun and little 
to worry about. Your tea dance went off 
amid hair-bows and heartbeats, and 
everyone seemed "happy about the whole 
thing." You study American literature 
and puzzle over parallelograms. And 
between your social and your academic 
obligations you have time throughout the 
year for contemplations of whom to take 
to Prom next year and of how becoming 
yellow sweaters are apt to be. Five years 
you plan to spend in learning to be either 
delightfully domestic or leisurely learned. 
Soon — all too soon — you will have College 
Boards and decisions about "the next 
step" on your hands, so be happy and 
carefree while you may! 

Who's Who among the Junior Mids: 

Presidents— Jane Davey and Harriet 
Beach; Vice Presidents — Margaret Stuart 
and Ann Zeitung; Secretaries — Mary Ellen 
Finneran and Marjorie Dean; Treasurers — 
Lucia Tuttle and Ruth Rathbone. 

Back Row: ^eitung, Craig, England, M. Dean, Bolton, Beach, Davey, Lacey, Finneran, Stuart, Tuttle 
Front Row: B. Hill, Gorsuch, Smithers, Winslow, B. Wilson, Gourley, Rathbone, Jamieson 


Hail to our "little sisters!" We don't know 
you so well, but we know where to find 
you! We like your new Abbey House and 
think you are mighty lucky, but we don't 
like having absolutely no authority there 
ourselves! You certainly did a smooth job 
decorating your rooms, though of course 
Venetian blinds set off drapes better than 
our ancient shades, but we can't help ad- 
miring your glamor-girl suites . . . And we 
have to hand it to you for the way you 
have polished up your dancing since 
Christmas. We were sick with despair 
when you first visited the Rec Room and 
could only glide to three-quarter time. 
By now our best jitterbug gives the ad- 
dress of Abbey House! 

You are to go down in history as the 
famed first inhabitants of Abbey. If only 
we had been born a few years later! 

Leaders of the Juniors and Preps are: 
Joan Wyatt and Betsy Lytle, Presidents; 
Marilyn Menschik and Sue Bates, Vice- 
Presidents; Natty Curran and Betty Hardy, 
Secretaries; and Louise Clark and Diantha 
Hamilton, Treasurers. 

Back Row: Clark, Hardy, Bates, D. Hamilton 
Front Row: Menschik, Wyatt, Lytle 



Back Row: Wieting, R. Wind, E. Cole, Johnson, Hardy, Bates, Menschik, Wyatt, Lytle, D. Hamilton, Todd, Barss, Caldarone, 

Snider, Nutton, Eaton 
Middle Row: Duncan, Barlow, D. Dean, P. White, Goodall, Lehmann, Ware, E. Brooks, Beckman 
Front Row: Clark, McFarlin, Curran, E. Williams, Strater 



Tidings of found fountain 
pens and lost posture marks 
. . .chalk dust flying. . . 
concentrated study of bul- 
letin board essential . . . 
hectic meetings. . ."Are we 
going -to have a party?" . . . 
Stu G hashing... A.C. A. 
tonight. . .A. A. A. pulling 
tendons . . . chapel rehear- 
sals . . . despairing faculty 
advisers . . . new member- 
ship discussions. . ."How 
can I be in both places at 

Along with fish and callers, Friday night 
brings society meetings in great abundance. 
Seven-fifteen finds us in various rooms re- 
laxing on bed, floor or chair, pursuing our 
favorite extracurricular activity. The new 
method of having each upperclassman 
sign up for the society the program of 
which interests her most prevents the 
sorry situations which arose when a future 
Bernhardt was forced to dabble about 
with test tubes and Bunsen burners. Hav- 
ing expressed our preference we cling to 
the heirloom benches with death-like grip 
and hearts pounding when Miss Hearsey 
announces the new Society members — all 
in the hope that we will hear our name 
called for membership in our favorite 
group. Many meetings are spent in pre- 
paration for society chapels, and on those 
great days we throw together bed and 
room and sally forth at eight-five to be 
entertainingly instructed in science or one 
of the arts. 

Our figures, we fear, are sadly affected 
by the amount of food we consume at 
meetings. Many is the coke carton and 
chocolate cake that has been made away 
with, resulting in poundage and pleasure... 


Calling hour often comes in conflict with 
our meetings when one of our number is 
summoned to trip fantastically, if not 
lightly, below. However, despite inter- 
ruptions and distractions societies are 
hard-working groups that get a great 
deal accomplished. 

During the week the bulletin board also 
announces meetings of other organizations: 
iA.G.A. presenting an impressive chapel, 
A. A. A. making plans for a field day, or 
Stu G discussing proctors or the unfortu- 
nate behavior of Sally Snooks. In the begin- 
ning of the year desperate treasurers tear 
around begging blue checks in order that 
the organizations and societies may be 
sufficiently affluent to carry on their pro- 
jects. General confusion arises when one 
must report to three meetings all at i :50. 
Besides the societies and the major organ- 
izations, there are Fidelio and Choir sing- 
ing lustily, the Yearbook Board worrying 
constantly, and the "A" Society dashing 
off for a frolic, giving us a hectic but 
colorful school year. 


Student Government 

We may seem like a group of so-called, 
queers, "stuges" etc. ., but we are not 
different from the rest, really. We help with 
the general order and smooth-running of 
the school, receive petitions, and make 
suggestions which we believe will strength- 
en weaknesses. We elect the corridor and 
chapel proctors, take care of elections 
throughout the year, and are represented 
on the Rating Committee. 

The Executive Board includes the four 
Student Government officers, the presi- 
dent of the Senior Class and the presidents 
of A.A.A. and A.C.A. The Student Coun- 
cil, a larger body, is made up of the Execu- 
tive Board, the vice president of the Senior 
Class, A.A.A. , A.C.A. and the presidents 
of the four lower classes. 

Almost every Wednesday the familiar 
notice of "Stu G Council Meeting 4:15" 
is seen, and these are all very important 
occasions when we check up on ourselves 
and make nominations. The Rec Room 
Committee (membership on which takes 
real courage for ours is the task of turning 

Garry, Balcke, Howard, Spear 

off the Vic at the proper moment) and the 
Study Hall proctors are all a part of our 

The 1939-40 officers were: Mary How- 
ard, President; Ellen Spear, Vice President; 
Eleanor Balcke, Secretary; Dorothy Garry, 
Head of Day Students. 

Back Row: Cowles, Hall, Wyatt 

Middle Row: Garry, Spear, Balcke, Proctor, Howard. Beach, Lytle, Davey 

Front Row: S. Hamilton, Travis, Mills, E. Fowler, Chase 


Back Row: Schwiebert, Webster, Kelley, P. Williams, Nichols, Nelson, Bolten, Balcke 
Middle Row: E. White, Elliot, Proctor, S. Hamilton, Chandler, Ellis 
Front Row: Means, Boynton, D. Hamilton 

Abbot Christian 

It is hard to put into words what A.C.A. 
really is. It is something we feel is there, 
not only on Sunday evenings or at vesper^ 
services, but all the time. When we think 
of our past year definite pictures flash 
through our minds: ploughing through 
snowy roads to Lawrence to the Red and 
Gold Gift Shop, getting a bewildered 
salesgirl to follow us as we bought the 
store out for the Andover children's Christ- 
mas party, Room 64 piled high with pack- 
ages bearing such labels as "Frank Far- 
rette, Age 5, Mittens," and then seeing 
Frank's glowing face when later at the 
party he received them; the dignified ad- 
visory board tearing around a la horse 
with wild children wahooing on their 
backs; Christmas tableaux, soft colored 
lights shining on the wise men, the babe in 
the manger, and the mother Mary; the 
purchasing and dressing of Senior dolls 
and their trip to Hindman to brighten 
many a heart on Christmas (we hope the 
uneven hems weren't noticed!); apprecia- 

P. Williams, S. Hamilton, Proctor, Webster 

tive letter from our Abbot friend at 
Hindman; teas with Miss Tuttle in Home- 
stead with the munching of caramels and 
much discussion of budget balancing; 
Golden Rule suppers by candlelight. 

Jacquy Proctor, President; Shirley Ham- 
ilton, Vice President; Joan Webster, Trea- 
surer; Priscilla Williams, Secretary. 


Back Row: Knox, Bolten, Cross, Webster, Campbell, Ellis, Winslow, G. Wind, S. Cole 
Middle Row: Rabling, P. Williams, Colley, Davey, Sawyer, Nelson, Wick, S. Hamilton 
Front Row: Eccles, Hall, J. Wilson, Chase 

Abbot Athletic 

A. A. A. Council is made up of heads of 
major and minor sports, club captains, and 
the Director of Physical Education and 
her Assistant; namely, Miss Carpenter and 
Miss Rhodes. Margi Hall is the President, 
Mollie Chase the Vice President, Jane 
Wilson Treasurer, and Nancy Eccles Sec- 
retary. Other members of Council are: 
Julie Nelson, hockey; Marcia Colley, 
basketball; Doris Sawyer, tennis; Priscilla 
Williams, riding; Marge Wick, baseball; 
Peggy Rabling, golf; Shirley Hamilton, 
snow; Gisela Bolten, ice; Jane Davey, the 
dance; and heads of minor sports — hiking, 
Connie Cross; badminton, Beverley Win- 
slow; croquet, Eleanor Knox; ping pong, 
Betty Ellis; archery, Phyllis Campbell; 
deck tennis, Joan Webster; and Sally Cole 
and Gitty Wind, of course. 

At our meetings, usually held during 
"Tiffin," we organize our sports seasons. 
Sometimes the weather man forgets to 
watch our schedule — witness our third 
blizzard on April 22! And quite the other 

J. Wilson, Eccles, Hall, Chase 

way, our long-anticipated ice carnival 
simply never came off for lack of ice! 

However, Fall Field Day leaves rich 
memories, likewise the Snow Carnival, 
each of which came off under perfect aus- 
pices in its proper season. Luncheon rides, 
nose-bag walks, skating parties or snow 
sculpture helped to round out a great out- 
door sports year. 


"A" Society 


A girl is eligible for membership in Abbot's 
athletic society when she has won 250 ath- 
letic points and received a High Beta 
rating twice, once in the period just pre- 
ceding elections. She is then privileged to 
wear the lovely big Abbot-blue "A". It 
is possible but difficult to win the "A" in 
two years; Connie Cross and Phyll Crock- 
er did it. Most points are won in the fall 
season, the longest of the three, when a 
varsity team counts 40, sub-varsity 35, 
and a club team 30 points. In the shorter 
seasons points are won in proportion. 

On our annual picnic Cole's station 
wagon has come in for heavy duty to near- 
by beaches where fast and furious baseball 
is played between the "Ga's" and the 
"Gr's," with Miss Hearsey and Miss 
Carpenter taking part. 'Tis strange, but 
invariably true that on such picnics some- 
one falls accidentally into the ocean and 
has to be rescued by all the rest! The 
"A" Society offers countless joys. 

Joan Webster, President. Doris Sawyer, 
Secretary- Treasurer. 

Back Row: Chase, S. Cole 

Middle Row: Cross, B. Fowler, Bolten, Knox, Sawyer, 

Hall, Crocker, Harrison 
Front Row: Howard, Eccles, Webster 

We were all terribly excited when we were 
elected to the Yearbook Board this fall. 
Hectic meetings with photographer, en- 
graver and printer began almost at once, 
and a dummy was figured out for us per- 
fect dummies. Arguments about the cover, 
light red or burgundy — more "ads"- 
Marie asking Bobbie "Have you tried the 
Inn?" — Mary Dean whipping around get- 
ting everyone in the strangest poses— 
"We'll have to cut four pages out of that 
too"— Taxi lending her artistic self- 
Weaver writing en route to and from 
school — Pat and Gitty tearing their hair- 
late meetings in Room 62 — Fowler writ- 
ing like mad — Duchess with her inde- 
scribable flair — one more week and we go 
to press — time out for Miss Rath's crackers 
and cheese — Libby being much more 
than "ex officio" — all this and more! 

Editor-in-chief, Joan Webster; Business 
Manager, Marie Bertram; Assistant Business 
Manager, Barbara Brown; Art Editor, Jane 
Littauer ; Literary Editors, Barb Fowler, Gitty 
Wind, Pat Elliot, Bettie Weaver; Photog- 
raphy, Mary Dean Naff and Libby Travis. 

Back Row: Brown, Naff, Travis, G. Wind 
Front Row: Littauer, B. Fowler, Webster, Bertram, 
Weaver, Elliot 


Back Row: Howard, Littauer, Carlson, Shields, Chase, Long, Rabling, D. White, Nelson, E. Fowler, Whitlock, Meyer, 

Travis, Fiske, S. Hamilton, Poore, Chandler, McClellan, Proctor, G. Wind, Balcke 
Middle Row: Bittner, Wick, Jones, B. Fowler, Robinson. Harris, Waterhouse, Campbell, McCreery, Little, Eccles, Webster, 

P. Williams, Schwiebert, Cowles, Bolten 
Front Row: S. Cole, Cross, Harvey, B. Brooks, Crocker, Hall, Stott, Russ, Martin, Rivinius, N. Wilson, Wheeler 


Rehearsals on Mondays and Fridays; re- 
hearsals which might have become dull, 
but which became enjoyable under the 
directorship of Mr. Howe — his jokes, his 
endless remarks about our terrific enunci- 
ation, his depressed face, or his uncon- 
trolled laughter at our ideas of true pitch. 
We can still hear the "ohs" and "ahs" 
when a favorite piece was handed out to be 
practiced. And these moments have their 
good reward for ours, of course, are the 
joint concerts. There was one with the 
Andover boys who came down the hill to 
Abbot; and then we went to Exeter, sing- 
ing all the way to New Hampshire as we 
rolled cross country by bus. 

Spring music at last! Rehearsals for 
rally night and graduation come to the 
fore. Here the Seniors must bid adieu to 
Fidelio and step aside that "New Fidelio" 
may come into its own. It has been such 
nifty fun; every bit worthwhile. 

President of Fidelio, Margaret Meyer; 
Accompanist, Libby Travis. 

Back Row: Littauer, Harvey, Nelson, B. Brooks, Crocker 
Middle Row: Bolten, Stott, Proctor, Martin, Whitlock 
Front Row: Todd, Schoepfiin, Lytle, Travis, Hall 
(Absent) Jones 


One of Abbot's rarest opportunities is 
membership in the Choir under Miss 
Friskin's able direction. 


Abbot Dramatic Society 

A.D.S. meeting on Friday night is an 
eagerly anticipated and popular event 
for us to look forward to. This year some- 
thing which we had wanted for a long time 
came our way — a new studio on the fourth 
floor of Draper! It is a big, clear room with 
an atmosphere particularly "stagey." At 
our meetings we read plays to each other 
and then discuss them, always with Mrs. 
Gray's limitless technique and depth of 
understanding to help us in our enjoy- 
ment and comprehension. 

December ninth was one of our most 
important dates for on that night we put 
on our first plays of the year. There were 
many hectic rehearsals and finally the 
most hectic of all, with Sally and Dottie 
dashing out to get hamburgers for the 
crowd before the rehearsal had even 
started. Jacquy had to give up her part 
because of her broken ankle, but she made 
herself absolutely indispensable, as always. 

Dear Mrs. Gray! We marvel that she sur- 
vives all rehearsals with giggly, tardy girls, 
and still has so much enthusiasm and gay- 
ety on the big night. 

We wouldn't be the same without Gitty, 
our energetic president. Mary Spaulding, 
our treasurer, had to miss part of the 
year, but she came into her own soon after 
her return. What a riot when we get to- 
gether with Addie's sense of humor, Julie's 
dancing feet, Shef's catching laugh, Sue's 
repartee, and oh so much more talent! 
In April we were happy to welcome three 
new members: Peggy, Jo and Ruthie. 

Our chapel program which was pre- 
sented in May was a play called "The 
Long Christmas Dinner." 

We give you -A.D.S. of io,39-'4o: 
Gertrude Wind, Mary Spaulding, Jac- 
queline Proctor, Sally Cole, Dorothy 
Garry, Sue Long, Adeline Waterhouse, 
Anne Schoepflin, Julie Nelson, Josephine 
Hartwell, Peggy Rabling and Ruth Rath- 

Back Row: Proctor, G. Wind, Waterhouse, Garry, Spaulding 

Front Row: Schoepflin, S. Cole, Long, Rabling, Rathbone, Nelson, Hartwell 



Aeolian is a society for music-lovers. 
Though we are not required to be accom- 
plished performers, we say half proudly, 
half shyly, that we do our share! A great 
deal may be contributed to Aeolian by an 
enthusiastic interest in music. Our group 
activities spur us on to furthering in vari- 
ous ways our musical knowledge. Early 
this fall we looked into various books on 
the history of musical glasses. Then re- 
hearsals and more rehearsals for our special 
chapel where we played our own glasses. 
We were divided into two different groups, 
each group playing its particular program. 
Our repertoire consisted of several rounds; 
namely, "Three Blind Mice," "Frere 
Jaques," "Come Follow Me," "Hark, the 
Bonny Christ Church Bells," "The Wise 
Men Were But Seven" and "Come, Come 
Away"; also a trio by Beethoven arranged 
especially for musical glasses. 

What riotous meetings! What a struggle 

to get the glasses tuned properly! A glass 
would be upset and then, "Oh Miggie, I'm 
sorry, it's all over your dress!" Then 
someone else would miss a note and every- 
one would get mixed up. A little too much 
water here — not enough there. 

After our chapel we devoted ourselves 
to studying and singing songs from our 
favorite of favorites — the Gilbert and 
Sullivan Operas. Grouped around the 
piano in the music room we sang lustily 
with Miss Friskin directing us. Miss Fris- 
kin's sense of humor, her efficiency, her 
guidance, and her incomparable playing, 
are ever an inspiration to us all. We are 
grateful to her for her informal concerts 
in the McKeen Room where she so gra- 
ciously plays "Reflections in the Water" 
and so many other favorites. 

Our members are: Dorie Jones, Presi- 
dent; Elaine Dalrymple, Nancy Eccles, 
Dorothy Harvey, Harriet Means, Miggie 
Meyer, Helen Stott, Libby Travis, Marcia 
Wheeler and Danna Whitlock. 

Aleans, Dalrymple, Travis, Stott, Harvey, Eccles, Wheeler, Whitlock, Meyer, Jones 


Back Row: Warburg, Cowles, Gerrish, B. Fowler 

Front Row: Philbin, Elliot, Moir, Balcke, Robinson, B. Brooks 


Considering its age and dignity, the 
Courant and its members have been be- 
having rather oddly this year. Because of 
the diphtheria quarantine the page-proof 
of the magazine had to be baked before 
being sent to the printer! Wisecracked 
Miss Sweeney (without whom we would be 
utterly lost), "The Courant has been roast- 
ed, but never before has it been baked!" 
Queer things went on while we were 
planning the chapel program. One morn- 
ing was spent in trying to find an appro- 
priate place for the Abbot Spirit. Ye 
Editor, Miss Sweeney, the Abbot Spirit, 
and Mr. Robb had a fine time shouting to 
each other from various spots in, outside 
of, and even above the chapel, trying to 
find a place that was good acoustically 
without being obvious. The final choice — 
under the desk — was fine from the point 
of view of the audience, but the society 
members, knowing throughout the entire 

return of Madame Abbot just where the 
"Spirit" was lurking, had the same dif- 
ficulty in keeping their eyes averted as 
one who has just had a tooth pulled ex- 
periences in trying to keep his tongue out 
of the cavity. We will not soon forget Bev 
Brooks in the 1924 costume. None of us 
dared even venture a glance in her direc- 
tion for fear of setting off the entire group 
in a fit of giggles. We wonder if we will 
look as queer to the girls of 1964! 

Members of the Board attempt to write 
articles for the magazine, and it is their 
job also to search out literary talent among 
the other students. Twice a year they 
publish The Abbot Courant, and this year 
they have not only produced the material, 
but read proof and set up the copy as well. 
The i939-'40 staff has been: Andrea War- 
burg, Ye Editor; Eleanor Balcke, Ye Busi- 
ness Editor; and Jeanne Cowles, Patricia 
Elliot, Jean Moir, Christine Robinson, 
Barbara Fower, Beverly Brooks, Jane Phil- 
bin and Nancy Gerrish, Ye Literary Editors. 


Back Row: Chadwick, Littauer, Sawyer, Hall 

Front Row: J. Wilson, Weaver, Waugh, Wick, N. Wilson, Russ, Whitney 

Les Beaux Arts 

At the beginning of the year there was no 
indecision about what we wanted to 
study, for last year we delved somewhat 
into Egyptian art and from that vantage 
point, Greece seemed the next logical 
step. But between our business meetings 
and our filling feasts, we had very little 
time left for the field of Greek art, and we 
decided to concentrate on Greek myths 
as depicted on the ancient vases. Miss Gay 
read or told us stories and their applica- 
tions to astronomy and poetry, as well as 
their use in art. There never was a person 
with a more vivid and inexhaustible supply 
of stories (all true and never the same one 
twice) ! Often she stopped in the middle of 
a fascinating narrative and said it would 
be continued next week. Realization 
dawned, and we groaned and pled, but 
all in vain. Another week we had to wait. 
For our chapel program we chose the 
familiar myth of Perseus. In this one it was 

luckily more possible to make silhouettes 
look like those on Greek vases. We labored 
and laughed while we were making the 
funny pasteboard dragons that looked so 
surprisingly like the models when they were 
finished. We giggled unavoidably at the 
tremendous twists of the bodies —come 
Egyptian art! — perhaps you remember! 
However, it does have beautiful rhythm. 

Memories of our parties will linger long, 
even though they were usually on a Thurs- 
day night when time was limited. The 
spread on Margi's floor was quite the op- 
posite. We ate, and ate, and every now 
and then the words "tone," "color," 
"Grecian" etc. were heard, but we went 
on eating furiously in the hope that the 
"lights out" bell wouldn't ring for another 
minute anyway. 

Members of L.B.A. are: Margi Hafl, 
President; Jane Littauer, Priscilla Russ, 
Doris Sawyer, Bettie Weaver, Jane Wilson, 
Nancy Wilson, Rachel Whitney, Margery 
Wick, Sue Chadwick, Joan Waugh. 



Once upon a time quite a good many years 
asro somebody who loved literature very 
much decided to start a society at Abbot 
for people with such a yearning. This soci- 
ety was promptly called Odeon. We are all 
very grateful for this somebody who did 
this favor because now even though we go 
rushing around madly ( Donald Duck 
fashion) we have a regularly organized 
time, on alternate Friday nights, which we 
have set aside for reading and discussing 
all phases of literature. 

We have done many different things 
this year. One evening we had an "In- 
formation Please" contest. Mollie was the 
spokesman. One question we thought was 
particularly good was "What bird in 
American poetry said two words and what 
were the two words?" Answer: "The 
Raven" and "Never More!" Interesting book 
reviews were read on a few occasions. Most 
of our time we spent on bringing in our 

favorite poems, gathered from the litera- 
ture of many lands. This research helped 
us with our chapel program in which 
travel was the dominant theme. In poetr\ 
we found set forth the beauty of different 
countries. Europe nowadays is out of the 
question for leisurely sight-seeing trips, 
and therefore we stressed in the end how 
much beauty we have in our own country 
which should surely not be overlooked. 

Our parties this year started off with a 
bansr. We were terriblv afraid that Miss 
Wilkinson, our new faculty adviser- 
competent and stimulating — thought we 
had lost all perspective when we greeted 
her with a boisterous feast. Our new mem- 
bers too must have had somewhat the 
same idea — a rash opinion, we assure you, 
for that is definitely not our first thought! 

Odeon membership is as follows: Mollie 
Chase, President; Carolyn Bittner, Joan 
Carlson, Mary Dean Naff, Ruth Poore, 
Mimi Calder, Margaret Little, Tink 
Downev, Nancv Whittier and Susan 

Back Row: Little. Downey. Bittner. Carlson. Calder. Woodman 
Front Row: Whittier. .Xaff. Poore. Chase 



This rather peculiar name means science 
to us, and we hope it does to you. We usual- 
ly meet on alternate Friday nights when 
time leaves us completely as we shut our- 
selves up in a scientific world. Gazing at 
the stars from the observatory, seeing 
slides of rocks and their strange and beau- 
tiful formation, learning to use a moving- 
picture camera and projector — all this 
and much more have we enjoyed as part 
of our program this year. In the beginning 
we were all thumbs. We fumbled and 
mumbled weirdly as we tried to thread a 
projector. Eventually we became expert 
enough or nonchalant enough to show 
some pictures to the school. 

Then rushed rehearsals for our chapel 
and on The Day, with knees still knocking 
and voices still strained, we presented our 
scientific "Information Please," with the 
Gargoyles and the Griffins competing. 
Betty Hosford asked questions on one side 

and Eleanor Knox on the other. Phyll 
Crocker, Connie Cross, Phyllis Campbell, 
Nancy Harrison and Betty Ellis did the 
experiments demonstrating the correct 
answers, while Dottie Schwiebert, Winnie 
Wiglesworth, Marietta Meyer and Ellen 
Spear were the mighty judges. Bobbie 
Brown is also a member of the society, 
but she could not be with us that day. We 
learned many things from this program, 
one being that most unfortunately one 
needn't necessarily play with fire to get 
burned, for dry ice will do the trick just 
as well. We had another surprise when we 
found that Galileo lived in the 17th and 
not the 20th century! I guess we were 
thinking of Gary Cooper. 

We feel very fortunate to have Miss 
Tucker as our capable guide on our vari- 
ous journeys into scientific realms. But it 
would be much easier to say what Philo- 
matheia would be without Miss Tucker. 
Surely with Abbot's fine equipment and 
Miss Tucker we have science at its best! 

Back Row: Crocker, Spear, Wiglesworth, Marietta Meyer, Hosford, Brown, Ellis, Knox 
Front Row: Cross, Schwiebert, Campbell, Harrison 


Back Row: Rivinius, S. Hamilton, Rafton, Nichols, Howard 
Front Row: Webster, Bertram, P. Williams, Bolten, Colley 

Q. E. D. 

Q..E.D., alias Quod Erat Demonstrandum, 
gives at least two big debates during the 
year; one for the school and one for our 
own enjoyment. Because this year has been 
an exceptionally important one interna- 
tionally speaking, we felt that it would be 
interesting to keep up with current events. 
The war in Europe has given us much to 
think and talk about, and so our chapel 
program Was an informal debate of ques- 
tions which the war has raised. We divided 
ourselves into two groups, one representing 
a German secondary school just after the 
world war, the other a French school dur- 
ing the same period. Each school room had 
a teacher— Marie and Riv respectively— 
who brought out the rather biased view- 
points of both countries and demonstrated 
the difficulty, in times of stress, of getting 
at the pure truth of any situation. 

No one can make us feel more stupid 
(absolutely unintentionally) than Miss 
Smith on current and past world affairs; 

and no one can propound it all more clear- 
ly. Q.E.D. sponsors the nightly "news," 
and we want to thank Miss Smith now for 
all the time she has spent on it, what with 
the "news conferences" and such. 

In case you are wondering who our 
president is, she is the one who gets up in 
the middle of dinner every night to confer 
with Miss Hearsey, and a little later we 
find out who the evening's reporter is to 
be. She is Anne Rivinius, and our other 
members this year were Marie Bertram, 
Gisela Bolten, Shirley Hamilton, Mary 
Howard, Nadene Nichols, Eleanor Rafton, 
Joan Webster, Marcia Colley and Priscilla 

We made many plans for an historical 
trip into Boston this year, but time was lack- 
ing and sadly we turned our thoughts to 
other program possibilities. With Gisela 
bringing the most divine kinds of cakes, 
cider, ice cream with fudge sauce, and 
what not, our parties have been beyond 
description. Nothing could describe our 
feelings for this angle of Q.E.D. 


Cokes and conversation . . Gargoyles and Griffins . . 
downtown and dancing . . bridge and Baronial . . 
plays and picnics . . skiing and skating . . walks for 
points and pleasure . . relaxation and reverie . . of 
such is the 




Colie and burlap Lister . . . 
Gitty and sawdust Gus . . . 
Gargoyle-Griffin co-pilots 
. . . pep talks and song re- 
hearsals. .. "On the Line, 
on the Line" ... "Pepper 
Pot' ' . . . tug of war . . . Colie 
at the net... the intrepid 
skier. . .boundless enthu- 
siasm . . . Gitty the golfer 
and basketball star . . . back- 
bone of the beach show 
success . . . who's on the 

In the dark ages about twenty years ago, 
Abbot athletics of dual personality was 
divided into Iroquois and Chippewas, but 
Gargoyles and Griffins roll far better off 
the tongue and have great possibilities in 
green and orange felt. 

Along with autumn leaves and aliens 
came ecstatic exploitations of the G's and 
G's from their respective followers, and 
all the new members immediately declared 
it a fate worse than death to be on the 
other side. We croaked enthusiastically at 
song meetings and made a strong en- 
deavor to fill our exercise cards with walks 
for the cause, Kirkshire walk mysteriously 
being the pet. Field Day arrived with be- 
loved Lister, the "gargle" giraffe, resplen- 
dent in burlap and saddleshoes,and greatly 
subject to disintegration. The Griffins 
sported in place of last year's restless goat 
Gus, the glamorous strawman, clad in 
goodly splendor. Balls bouncing on new 
courts, legs in longs chasing the puck, 
brisk canters in the woods — a panorama of 
fall sports in which the orange and green 
pinnies leaped madly about in deadly 
competition. And then more walks when 


we put one foot in front of the other to 
help bring the shield within reach. Ski 
wax, slaloms and sun glasses came with the 
snow. Skating skirts swung out for winter 
sport points. Then presto, the time of birds 
and bees when the golfers "trucked" off 
and bat met ball. The usual feeling of 
terror prevailed when results of walk 
points were announced, and the G's and 
G's trotted briskly off in all directions with 
renewed inspiration for the green and 
orange. Whether field day brings wind, 
snow or sunburn, equal is the enthusiasm 
of the Lister and Gus supporters, singing 
until voice is no more, or in the tug-of-war 
pulling until all hope and equilibrium are 

Throughout all the strain and stress the 
shining shield hangs tauntingly in the Rec 
Room, to be presented during that mem- 
orable last chapel to the team that has 
puffed and played for the most points. 


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Back Row: Whit lock, Cross, Purcell, B. Fowler, Nelson, Rathbone 
Front Row: Lehmann, Balcke, Garry, G. Wind, Long 

The Year of Sport 

A typical New England fall; Indian Sum- 
mer and snappy cold days playing hide 
and seek with one another. Tennis en- 
thusiasts braved frosty weather in longs 
which made them look like blue teddy 

Sawyer, Winslow 

bears. The new courts behind Abbey 
House were never empty and proud to be 
a definite inspiration. Hockey players were 
rather slow in warming up, but as soon as 
the finer points were mastered, proficiency 
reigned. The hockey teams were so evenly 
matched that even the commentators 
were at a loss as to which might come out 
ahead. The days went by all too quickly, 
and soon Field Day dawned bright and 
clear, a perfect answer to many a prayer. 
The Griffins proudly sported their new 
mascot, and both teams under the leader- 
ship of Gargoyle Sawyer, and Griffin 
Schoepflin overwhelmed each other with 
new songs. 

The tennis matches were held in the 
morning, Bev Winslow representing the 
Griffins in the singles match against the 
Gargoyle champion Doris Sawyer. The. 
jjame had a true professional flavor from 
the beautifully hit and placed shots to 
Miss Humes, the very official-looking um- 
pire, perched most judicially upon her 
"high-chair." Bev's perfect timing and 
expert backhand strokes gave Doris no 
end of trouble, and the match went to 
Bev and the Griffins. There were two 


doubles matches in which the Gargoyles 
outplayed the Griffins throughout, thereby 
winning all the points. The teams were as 
follows: Gargoyles Nancy Eccles and Andy 
Warburg against Griffins Mollie Chase 
and Marge Wick; Gargoyles Nadene Nich- 
ols and Nancy Gerrish against Griffins 
Taxi Littauer and Dotty Harvey. 

In the afternoon the ever-exciting 
championship hockey game was played. 
Time and time again the Gargoyles 
marched down the field and were repulsed 
by the Griffins who would capture the ball 
and head for a goal themselves. Neither 
team could get by the enemy goalkeeper, 
and when the referee blew the final whistle 
the score was o-o. The Varsity Hockey 
team, made up of the best players from 
each of the club teams, was announced 
as follows: Eleanor Balcke, Marie Bert- 
Connie Cross, Barbara Fowler, 

f "»!% 


Dottie Garry, Betsy Lytle, Miggie Meyer, 
Julie Nelson, Mary Spaulding, Danna 
Whitlock, and Gitty Wind. But the 
day was not yet over. The November 
sun began to set quickly but both teams 
lined up eagerly for the traditional tug-of- 
war. The whistle blew, the rope was hastily 

Back Row: Eccles, Warburg, Wick, Chase 
Front Row: Gerrish, Nichols, Harvey, Littauer 

lifted, and the tugging began. One-pull- 
two-pull-and what is this we see? The 
trusty old rope parted company in the mid- 
dle, and the entire school was sprawling on 
the ground in a "down to earth" affair. 
And so, the Fall Field Day of 1939 ended. 

Back Row: Campbell, B. Wilson, Cowles, P. Williams, Spaulding, Bertram 
Front Row: Menschik, Waterhouse, Lytle, Howard, Meyer 


Campbell, Travis, Cross 

P. Williams, Parrot, Whittier, Finneran, Maytag 

The tremendous blizzard in February 
permitted the Gargoyles and Griffins to 
engage in their first combat, which was 
more on the amusing side of winter sport- 
ing than on the professional side. All kinds 
of ridiculous relays were run, and it was 
grand to see how well-matched the sides 
were. What points were won were few and 
hard to get. The second blizzard and the 
quarantine were the occasions which preci- 
s'. Cole, S. Hamilton, Hall, Chase, Poore 

pitated the second Carnival. Bright colored 
posters announced its coming, and Taxi's 
artistic production garnered points for the 
Griffin Team. This time Miss Carpenter 
and the Council made rather elaborate 
plans, and it was truly the high spot of the 
season. It was of necessity restricted to the 
campus, and the grove became a strong- 
hold of wonderful ski trails, and overnight 
new hills seemed to spring up which had 
never before been discovered from 
the point of view of skiing! The ski 
contests took place on "Hearsey 
Hill" and included mainly form, 
judgment, dexterity, and long dis- 
tance sprints. 

This was a colorful sight with 
everyone sporting flashy ski clothes 
and team spirit reaching a new high. 
The snow sculpture was a new ad- 
venture but one which achieved im- 
mediate popularity. The most out- 
standing models were the Snow 
Queen, which won first place, and 
the Igloo, second. Great plans had 
been made for the Ice Events, but 
the heavy downfall of snow made 
them impossible, and the skaters 


had to be content with being spec- 
tators and munching hot dogs. 
Prominent among the winter sporters 
were Sally Cole and Margi Hall, 
heading the list of skiers, and Gisela 
Bolten and Julie Nelson reigning as 
queens of the ice. 

Old Man Winter tended to hard- 
press the modern dance and basket- 
ball, for he gave us such perfect 
weather that we hated to concentrate 
on indoor activities. But modern 
dancing was more popular than 
ever and Miss Rhodes was overjoyed 
with some experienced girls to work 
with in her second year. Outstanding 
in dancing were Libby Travis, Con- 
nie Cross, and Phyllis Campbell, 
who amazed us all with their painless 
"falls." Under Madame Miller's train- 
ing, fencing came into new promin- 
ence when Beverly Brooks, Miggie Meyer 
and Nadene Nichols went to Boston to 
take part in the annual contests conducted 
at M.I.T. by the Amateur Fencers League 
of America. 

Basketball moved indoors this year and 
the teams played hard and skilfully. When 

Nichols, B. Brooks, Meyer 

the total points were counted the Gar- 
goyles were five baskets ahead of the Grif- 
fins. The varsity team was: Betty Ellis, 
Betsy Lytle, Nadene Nichols, Adeline 
Waterhouse, Gitty Wind and Ann Zeitung. 
Riding was as much in the limelight as 
ever, and the Class A riders impressed us 
with their horsemanship: Priscilla Will- 
iams, Jane Parrot, Nancy Whittier, Betty 
Maytag and Mary Ellen Finneran. 

Back Row: Nichols, ^eitung, Lytle 
Front Row: Waterhouse, Colley, Robinson 

Back Row: Knox, G. Wind, Ellis 
Front Row: Wick, Schwiebert , Chase 

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The unforgettable Eliza- 
beth Bennet and Mr. Darcy 
...the high and mighty 
Mr. Darcy in green pants 
and pink vest . . . much 
pride and much prejudice 
. . . excellent acting and 
admiring groans from the 
audience .... 

Gitty the gracious Eliza- 
beth. . . breath-takingly im- 
pressive ... difficulties with 
the yellow and orange 
dress . . . heart-throbs and 
happiness. . .realistic em- 
brace... our rivals to the 
Lunts. . . . 

The crowd around the bulletin board had 
meant just one thing — the Senior Play! 
Night after night our indispensable man- 
ager, Connie Cross, made us jump verbal 
hoops in the speech room. It didn't seem 
any time at all until the costumes had ar- 
rived and the night of the dress rehearsal 
was upon us. That dress rehearsal! It was, 
just as we expected, a nightmare. Strains 
of a minuet in competition with the "Big 
B.G." from Ellie's portable, lines re- 
peated over and over, furniture shifted, 
stiff collars cutting into the necks of un- 
fortunate gentlemen, people sleeping any- 
where — so the night went. Yawning stars 
were glad of the cocoa and sandwiches 
before the final lap — and so to bed. 

Saturday came too fast! The time was 
almost at hand! A breathless hush, and 
slowly the curtain rose on our Duchess as 
Hill, the correct butler, and J. Cowles, 
simply nifty as Mr. Bennet. Things began 
to happen as fluttery Mrs. Bennet, per- 
fectly played by Jacquy Proctor, pattered 
onto the stage. Enter Lady Lucas and her 
daughter Charlotte, splendidly done by 


Ellie Balcke and Barbara Brown. It 
seemed as though Webster hadn't made 
any adjectives good enough to describe 
Gitty, Sally and Libby as the three charm- 
ing Bennet girls. They were all superb! 
There were some especially outstanding 
bits, such as the entrance of Gisela, divine 
as Darcy, and Andy looking too smooth as 
Bingley, and both of them worthy of the 
highest possible praise. Mary Spaulding 
as Lady Catherine did beautifully, as did 
Doris Sawyer as Miss Bingley. And who 
will ever forget "Hill, take your mother 
upstairs," or the lovely cold tea? Special 
credit goes to all the girls who had small 
parts but who were as necessary to the 
whole as were the leading characters. 
The curtain call, so well-planned by Mrs. 
Gray for the benefit of audience and pho- 
tographer as well, found the curtain 
balky and we were left stranded but tired 
and happy as the welcome applause 
echoed in our ears. 


A. D. S. 

On December gth the much anticipated 
plays presented annually by A.D.S. came 
off in all their splendor. The first was The 
Dark Lady of the Sonnets with Dottie Garry 
as the petite, winsome lady of the title 
role. Mary Spaulding gave an excellent 
performance as Queen Elizabeth, while 
Gitty, in her own inimitable way, played 
the part of Will Shakespeare. All this took 
place amid gracious settings (see moon- 
light), and was well received. 

The Pie and the Tart, an eighteenth cent- 
ury play, produced laughs galore by Cole 
and Rathbone as vagabonds who made 
many mouths water in the pastry shop 
scene. Tragedy held sway when Anne 
Schoepflin's dress caught in the door, but 
it did not last long. Julie Nelson as the 
pastry cook rounded out an excellent cast. 

The Ghost Story, a Booth Tarkington 
product, found the players ad-libbing 
madly! The vie broke down but music was 
supplied extemporaneously by familiar 
voices and all was well. Addie Waterhouse 
was convincing as the stuttering lover who 
proposed to Anna (played by Sally Cole) 

with results. The other members of A.D.S. 
even Jacquy with her ankle in a cast, 
played parts in this play which wound up 
a most enjoyable evening program. 

The French Plays 

On November 18 the French Department 
presented two one-act plays with great 
success. In Les Deux Sourdes Danna Whit- 
lock, with creaking joints and deaf as a 
post, made good meat for the mean butler, 
played by Patsy Selden. Boy (Jane Parrot) 
got girl (tiny Jo Hartwell) and they gave 
us the "live happily ever after" ending. 
The Explication de la piece was ably given 
by Joan Webster, and Mile. Baker and 
Mme. Miller were congratulated on 
their coaching prowess. 

Orchids to Eleanor Balcke in Uhomme 
Qui Epousa Une Femme Muette who played 
the wife and regained her speech only to 
make up for lost time so violently and so 
relentlessly that her poor husband, played 
by J. Cowles, was distracted. Phyll Crocker 
as chief adviser and Andy Warburg, the 
clever doctor, were both excellent, while 

Garry, Spaulding, Long, Cowles, Balcke, Littauer, Chase 


Christine Robinson as the Aide du Docteur 
almost stole the show without uttering a 
single word! These were supported by 
Mollie Chase and Jane Littauer, whose 
performances and voices were rare. Mimi 
Shields was the charming" narrator. Con- 
gratulations to Mile. Baynes under whose 
direction the play was produced. 

Senior-Mid Plays 

Hats off to Joan Waugh who in Bargains 
in Cathay played the sales girl who had her 
troubles with the book department. Also 
to Sue Woodman, the smoothie lover who 
makes a very handsome man, we should 
say! Betty Maytag did beautifully as the 
guardian of the book department, and 
deserves special credit because she took 
the part at a very late date. Eleanor Knox 
as the floor walker, Helen Stott as the 
delivery boy, Dotty White as the "lady 
with memories" and Nancy Gerrish, as 
the unexpected gentleman from New York, 
gave excellent support to the leads. 

In Joint Owners in Spain we were very 
conscious of heckling hags played by Jo, 

Hartwell, Ginny Gourley and Mimi Scam- 
mon. Dorie Jones as the steadying in- 
fluence was more glamorous than guard- 
ing, but she somehow managed to get 
them all living happily together in the 
Old Ladies' Home. 

Then came The Princess Marries the Page 
and Jane Towne was the loveliest princess 
we ever hope to see, while Beverly Brooks 
of the leaping ability was her piping page. 
Rabling, hiding behind a perfect disguise, 
played the part of the bouncing, irate king- 
father, and Mimi Calder the Lord High 
Chancellor. Beautiful scenery and ex- 
quisite costumes on principals and soldiers, 
made this the perfect fairy story. 

Draper Dramatics 


The players: Nancy Gerrish, Jacquy Proc- 
tor, Peggy Rabling, Eleanor Knox, Dotty 
White, Helen Stott, Addie Waterhouse, 
Sally Cole, Sue Woodman, Betty Maytag, 
Virginia Gourley, Nancy Eccles, Gisela 
Bolten, Jo Hartwell, Gitty Wind. 

Waugh, Woodman, Stott, Gerrish, B. Brooks, Towne, Jones, Gourley, Hartwell 




Much shoe leather worn 
thin with downtown trav- 
els .. . browsing in the book- 
store . . . Abbot specials at 
Lowe's. . .pies at the Bee- 
hive. . .problems of wheth- 
er to buy the striped job at 
Jay's or the dotted at the 
Carriage Trade ... 3 for 
10 cts. at the A and P... 
Glen Miller in the record 
store . . . merry afternoons 
in the metropolis .... 

... in which we present a few choice bits 
worth remembering. 

Our picnic began dismally when Jacquy 
took to the rec room floor with a thud be- 
fore we had even left the place! It was ex- 
cess jitterbugging, and her progress from 
large supporting cast to clubfoot type of 
shoe, and from wheels to crutch . . . was 
eagerly cheered by her classmates . . . 

Soon our byword "Done move a 
ting" came into being when the photog- 
rapher arrived to take Senior pictures 
and we posed as glamor girls with flowing 
tresses and downcast eyes, or as coy cuties 
with curls . . . We sang gaily on all bus 
rides anything from "Aunt Demetri Is a 
Pismire" to "He Leadeth Me"... Came 
Noel and we sent each other Taxi's waif 
angels and came back to talk about our 
vacation escapades ... At Intervale much 
curiosity was aroused by Tene's man at the 
movies and Mollie's unfortunate landing. 
We missed Ferdinand, who ambulanced 
off to an appendectomy just as midyear 
exams were beginning. Dottie Schwiebert 
forgot her ski boots, Marge Wick her suit- 
case, and Danna had a bit of difficulty 
getting down Cranmore . . . We gleefully 


bounded into Boston without repression 
and drowsily tried to keep awake through 
Senior lights . . . Mary Dean caused us all 
to be Schick-tested until we were veritable 
sieves . . . Sue and Mari flew home on 
Alpha weekends and Wils faithfully drank 
her evening orange juice... Some ad- 
venturous and ravenous ones cooked hot 
dogs in the Parlor although we found 
Baronial the better way. Riv and Barbara 
Fowler did a mean jive and made foul 
faces. Gitty gave us the Griffin entertain- 
ment with beach umbrellas and musical 
scores a la Broadway. We ate the alumnae 
office out of doughnut holes and looked 
uncomprehendingly at our new caps and 
gowns . . . We all went on diets that fell 
by the wayside with chocolate steamed 
pudding and lush brownie jobs tempting 
us too often . . . All year we haunted down- 
town, drank our cokes, exchanged con- 
fidences, and were constantly "Sister 
Goons" singing "Near. . .near. . .near." 



Best Artist 

Jane Littauer 

Best Actress 

Gertrude Wind 

Best Athlete 

Sally Cole 

Best Musician 

Libby Travis 

Best Dancer 

Marguerite Hall 

Best Figure 

Priscilla Williams 

Best Dressed 

Nadene Nichols 

Most Popular 

Mary Howard 

Best Looking 


Jeanne Cowles 

All Stars 


Dorothy Garry 
Gisela Bolten 

Best Writer 
Most Attractive 

Andrea Warburg 
Bettie Weaver 

Class Wit 

Barbara Fowler 

Most Ambitious 
First to be Married 
Most Personality 
Most Versatile 

Tink Downey 

Anne Schoepflin 

Doris Sawyer 

Libby Travis 


Honorable Men-shun 

Among the Faculty: Mr. Howe of the 
clothes a la Esquire and the jokes — not a 
la Esquire ! . . . Mr. Merritt of the Joe col- 
lege appearance . . . and Mr. Richardson 
of the moustache and children . . . 

Keepers of Abbot Beautiful: Theodore, the 
big boss and setter of stages, hanger of post- 
ers, fixer of fuses . . . Wee Mr. Robb of the 
dignified title and the impressive concert 

entrances . . . Mr. Ruxton of the gardens . . . 
Joe of the Tiffin cart . . . Mr. Hammer of 
that which his name suggests . . . Charlie of 
the sly eye and conversation . . . Mr. Shaw 
of the heavy tread, guardian of the night 
. . . Neil and Bill of the Abbot truck . . . 
Ralph and Mr. Silva likewise indispensa- 
ble, but seen only when blizzards make 
Circle travel hazardous . . . 


THE YEAR 1939-40 A.D. 

We arrived September 27th and were 
terribly excited about being Seniors at 
long last — and,— our Senior privileges! 
First and foremost the Senior Parlor with 
its new radio bringing us football games, 
symphonies and static; general meeting 
place for research work in studies and 
people (alias bull sessions) ; coffee on first 
Sundays; toasting ourselves by the fire or 
on the porch. Yes, the Parlor is one privi- 
lege we won't forget in a hurry. Next— 
Senior Saturdays in Boston; and — Senior 

With Miss Hearsey at Pomps 

The first Saturday this fall was memo- 
rable. Pomps Pond was the scene of action, 
action consisting of picnicking, feeling the 
water and playing many unique games on 
the way home. Then Senior teas when 
everyone ate and ate and tried to see who 
had the best at whose tea. The teas cer- 
tainly filled the requirements -and the 
people. Then came corridor stunt nights 
when we Seniors portrayed Life advertise- 
ments (Duchess, the Ovaltine kid) and 
latest news flashes. 

Pinch me! Are we really going? It's 
wonderful! Our Senior picnic at Ipswich 
with cold, clear breezes, bright moon, 

Senior Parlor 

warm fire, cold white dunes, onions- 
hamburgers — onions — cocoa — more on- 
ions. At last we felt "Seniorized." 

One day we heard a crashing above us 
and found it was the Fourth Floor leaving, 
bag and baggage, and they weren't even 
sore about it. We can't say we blame them, 
either. Abbey with ping-pong table, radio 
in the rec room, spacious laundry, blue- 
tiled showers, silent bells, teachers' rooms 
with fireplaces and private baths, and a 
kitchenette for teas! Winchell says, quote, 

Abbey House and New Tennis Courts 


Abbeyites — the envy of us all — but still 
we love our Draper Hall, unquote. Win- 
chell you're uncanny! 

With the approach of Thanksgiving 
came verses and more verses, and then the 
service when for the first time in the new 
year we appeared in our whites. Following 
in breathless succession came the Christ- 
mas Party for the children of Andover, the 
Christmas Dinner and table singing, the 
Christmas Service— a symphony in white 
and green, and Mrs. Gray's reading of the 
Christmas Carol. Vacation! 

The blue weeks after Christmas and 
lasting through midyears were soon for- 
gotten in preparations for Intervale. We 
left Andover at 4:30 with salted nuts (from 
Miss Hancock and Miss Rath) of which 
too soon only a few grains of salt were left. 
Many portable radios and vies were much 
in evidence, and voices competed with 
each other violently all the way. Delicious 
box suppers with hot coffee were served, 
and then the shout of "Snow!" brought 
us quickly to the observation platform. 
There amid coal fumes and cold breezes 
we caught our first glimpse of beautiful, 
snowbound New Hampshire serene under 
a blanket of twinkling winter stars. 

Intervale at last! The Emersons had 
cocoa and sandwiches for us upon arrival. 

Then some went walking, some moonlight 
skating on the flooded courts, some sat be- 
fore the blazing fire, while others danced — 
"720 in the Books" a definite favorite. 
Saturday we were awakened rather abrupt- 
ly by someone saying "Isn't it lovely? 
Pink — really pink — and the rest are pur- 
ple. Look Tink!" By this time we had been 
aroused sufficiently to recognize Jacquy's 
voice — and Tink joining in with several 
(dozen) exclamations. We got up and 
agreed that Mt. Washington couldn't have 
blushed more gorgeously. Mt. Washington 
at sunrise, and all the other ranges and 
peaks as well, were the subject of consid- 
erable conversation. Then came the food. 
What pancakes! What food! Never has 
been or will be food as welcome. 

But it was time to go out again, and how 
joyous was the crunching sound of our 
skis breaking the crust of the crystal snow 
that Saturday morning! We did Russell's 
slope intermittently all week end, with 
Miss Carpenter feverishly cramming us 
with snowplow techniques. The sting of 
snow against inquiring faces as we bumped 
down the toboggan slide, and trail blazing 
in the lovely woods, on snowshoes or skis- 
were experiences we won't soon forget. 
Then came movies at North Conway. En 
route Jacquy reminisced about her child- 

Big Plans 

Good Times Ahead 


Off for the Day 

Russell's Slope 

hood days, still gazing at Mt. Washington. 
Hymns by the crackling fire, Miss Hearsey 
reading "Winnie the Pooh" and Libby 
playing Clair de Lune (though we all missed 
the first measure because of Marge's 
terrific sigh), brought our days to a con- 
tented close. 

Monday brought us Cranmore Moun- 
tain and the skimobiles. Said Duchess, 
"Makes an amusement look sick, yes? 
Yes." And so it went on for three glorious, 
carefree days, and before we knew it we 
were marching into the Abbot dining 
room trying vainly to give to the school in 
our train-made songs some idea of what 

they'd missed. . .Hidden in those vagrant 
New Hampshire hills are memories, and 
timeless their power shall be. 

Second Semester begun — and Mother 
Nature, we thank you for Andover's won- 
derful winter! Skating on the new flooded 
tennis courts behind Abbey, skiing and 
then roasting marshmallows over a roaring 
fire on the hockey field by moonlight 
these were new thrills for us all. And in the 
midst of it we were suddenly quarantined 
for a week: sixty week ends were cancelled, 
parents were notified, Miss Sweeney pi- 
loted us through bravely, and Mrs. Dun- 
can laid down the law. We were all 



Sky Session 


Snow and Schick 


are you?" with the answer 
or "Negative" were constantly 

Schicked — "Seniors be at the infirmary at 
2:20, Senior Mids at 2:45 etc. etc." -cries 
of "What 

heard up and down the halls, and with 
this, arms were thrust violently forward 
and lovely red spots or pale white bumps 
exhibited. But soon it was a thing of the 
past, Mary Dean was out again, and no 
one the worse for the experience. 

Fire drills are wonderful things! Every- 
one looks so different — some with curlers 
tight to the head and cold cream smeared 
all over, others slinking by frantically 
rubbing to get "9 P.M. make-up" off, and 
still others sauntering slowly, glamorously 
arrayed and apparently unruffled by the 
unexpected disturbance. Best fire drill of 
the year was the one unscheduled and 
unwanted- but one lovely April afternoon 
just before the end of study hour the alarm 
sounded for several minutes without ceas- 
ing, and within a few seconds all buildings 
were cleared of surprised students and 
faculty, while Charlie dashed madly from 
cellar to attic looking for the fire which 
happily did not materialize. All's well 
that ends well. 

Calling nights are ever in a category 
by themselves, and strange things go on 
like dancing on the second-floor front, 

peeking through banisters, waiting for 
callers, sitting in bed placidly writing 
home to the boy friend, and being horri- 
fied to find Katharine at the door saying 
"You have a caller!" 

And will we ever forget our walks along 
the bright, clear road in the early morning, 
six abreast, for breakfast at the Kirkshire? 
For once we were not honked to the gut- 
ters by oncoming cars. The world was 
ours. Can't we do it again next week? 

The radiator — meeting place for all — 
letter problems promptly solved, free of 
charge — Mrs. Duncan available "apres 
diner" — tailor, "special man," Western 
Union boy, and all people of interest enter 
via the "students' entrance!" 

Room 5! We couldn't live without it or 
its contents — namely the coca-cola and 
cookies, the iron and ironing board, and 
the bull sessions. 

High spots of our Senior year have been 
our wonderful Sunday night suppers at 
"Sunset" with Miss Hearsey. We actually 
had a Spanish twang in our voices and a 
slight tango and rumba appeared in our 
walks after her delightfully different 
Spanish supper! 

Birthdays at Abbot are special occasions, 
and we are grateful to Miss Hearsey for 
never forgetting them, and to Miss Cool- 


"What does he say?" 


idge for our favorite cakes and candles. 
We can't begin to tell of all the wonder- 
ful speakers we have had on Saturday 
and Sunday nights this year. At times 
when we feel lowest, men like Dr. Buttrick, 
Dr. Aldrich, Mr. Baldwin, M. de Lanux, 
or our own Mr. Richardson give us an 
indefinable something that revives our 
spirits and sends us gaily but more 
thoughtfully on our way. Troubadours 
bringing us delightful lyrics and dances, 
the Countess of Listowel increasing our 
understanding of international affairs, 
the Friskins' amazing two-piano recital— 
these and other artists have been a big 

and important part of our Abbot life. 
Prom is something we couldn't afford to 
miss (we think you see what we mean!). 
Our April snow-shower seven days before 
prom seemed a colossal blizzard. Every 
flake whispered "Let's compete with 
Dartmouth's Winter Carnival!" Luckily 
we didn't have to. Everything went off 
smoothly. Then Abbot's Birthday Cele- 
bration—modern dancing included. With 
the fury of Finals, the delightful confusion 
of Commencement week, delegations of 
families "bizzing" in and out, perturbed 
packing, endless introductions, and teary, 
cheery, hasty farewells, the year closes. 


' 'In the Spring ..." 

[8 3 ] 

Father, I know that all my life 

Is portioned out for me; 

And the changes that are sure to come, 

I do not fear to see: 

But I ask Thee for a present mind, 

Intent on pleasing Thee. 



Marguerite Hearsey . 

Ruth Stephens Baker 

Hilda R. Baynes .... 

Jean Hope Baynes 

Mrs. Eunice Murray Campbell 

Mary Carpenter .... 

Mrs. Constance Parker Chipman 

Constance Clark 

Hope Coolidge .... 

Mary Elaine Dodge . 

Mrs. Hannah Richmond Duncan 

Kate Friskin .... 

Mary Gay 

Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray 
Isabel Maxwell Hancock . 
Walter Edward Howe 
Barbara Humes .... 
Harriet McKee 
Octavia Whiting Mathews 
Justina Ruiz Melasecheoarina . 
Francis Merritt 
Faith Lucena Meserve 
Mrs. Jeanne Vical Miller . 
Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland 
Gertrud Rath .... 
Anne Rechnitzer 
Rowena Lincoln Rhodes 
Winthrop Horton Richardson . 
Helen Dunford Robinson 
Louise Robinson 
Virginia Paine Rogers 
Laura Huntington Smith 
Margaret Snow . 
Catherine Jane Sullivan 
Alice Curtiss Sweeney 
Gertrude Tingley 
Eleanor Tucker . 
Lucile Burdette Tuttle 
Dorothea Wilkinson . 

20 Abbot St., Andover, Massachusetts 

28 Fremont St., Plymouth, Massachusetts 

309 West 86th St., New York City 

309 West 86th St., New York City 

Prospect St., Topsfield, Massachusetts 

57 Wilkinson St., Putnam, Connecticut 

5 Morton St., Andover, Massachusetts 

Summit Ave., Winchester, Massachusetts 

5 Simon Willard Rd., Concord, Massachusetts 

Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada 

Andover, Massachusetts 

. 300 West 108th St., New York City 

132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 

17 Mayflower Terr., Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 

Boonsboro Rd., Lynchburg, Virginia 

14 School St., Andover, Massachusetts 

. Chestnut Hill, Greenfield, Massachusetts 

. 288 Newbury St., Boston, Massachusetts 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts 

Lynnfield Centre, Massachusetts 

26 Central Ave., Weston, Massachusetts 

136 Hancock St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 

. 87 Oak St., Reading, Massachusetts 

139 Rutgers Ave., Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 

467 Central Park West, New York City 

43 Cedar St., Taunton, Massachusetts 

Ward Hill, Massachusetts 

77 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Gloucester, Massachusetts 

82 Ames St., Lawrence, Massachusetts 

16 Garden Rd., Lowell, Massachusetts 

83 Main St., Medfield, Massachusetts 

63 Masonic St., Rockland, Maine 

97 Knox St., Lawrence, Massachusetts 

175 Berkeley St., Lawrence, Massachusetts 

. 32 Milton Rd., Brookline, Massachusetts 

166 Christiana St., North Tonawanda, New York 

o Owen, 34 Coolidge Hill Rd., Cambridge, Massachusetts 

14 Waterloo Row, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 


Katherine R. Kelsey, 1858- 1939 
Member of the Abbot Faculty i88y-igj2 




Dorothy Barlow 
Helen Barss . 
Suzanne Bates 
Harriet Beach 
Mary Alice Beckman 
Jeannette Biart . 
Ethel Ann Bolton 
Ruth Bondy 
Mary Margaret Boynton 
Beverly Brooks 
Eleanor Brooks . 
Gloria Caldarone 
Miriam Calder . 
Barbara Campbell 
Phyllis Campbell 
Louise Clark 
Eleanor Cole 
Helen Craig 
Annette Curran 
Jane Davey . 
Dorothy Dean 
Marjorie Dean 
Virginia Duncan 
Charlotte Eaton 
Nancy Eccles 
Betty Jean England 
Mary Ellen Finneran 
Dorothy Fiske 
Elizabeth Fowler. 
Nancy Gerrish 
Ruth Goodall . 
Elizabeth Gorsuch 
Virginia Gourley 
Alda Grieco 
Sylvia Hall . 
Diantha Hamilton 
Beatrice Hardy . 
Elizabeth Harris 
Josephine Hartwell 
Dorothy Harvey . 
Barbara Hill 
Christine Hill 
Elizabeth Hosford 
Phoebe Ann Jamieson 
Barbara Johnson 
Doris Jones 
Nancy Kelley 
Eleanor Knox 
Ninon Lacey 
Marjorie Lehmann 
Joan List 

8 Kensington St. 
9 Abbot St. 

8 1 Salem St., Andover, Massachusetts 

Hidden Field, Andover, Massachusetts 

923 Kearsley St. East, Flint, Michigan 

47 Hillcrest Ave., Summit, New Jersey 

202 Bedford St., New Bedford, Massachusetts 

34 North East Ave., Norwalk, Connecticut 

128 Prescott St., North Andover, Massachusetts 

6 Brookdale Ave., New Rochelle, New York 

70 Summer St., Newton Centre, Massachusetts 

18 East Hickory St., Hinsdale, Illinois 

18 Chickatabot Rd., Quincy, Massachusetts 

96 Vermont St., Methuen, Massachusetts 

1509 South Elwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma 

Kennebunkport, Maine 
8 William St., Andover, Massachusetts 
Oakshade Ave., Darien, Connecticut 
371 Johnson St., North Andover, Massachusetts 
Westview Farm, Westboro, Massachusetts 
South Main St., Andover, Massachusetts 
7 Tuxedo Rd., Glen Ridge, New Jersey 
8 Kensington St., Andover, Massachusetts 
Andover, Massachusetts 
Pelham, New York 
Andover, Massachusetts 
Andover, Massachusetts 
1 Ledgewood Rd., Winchester, Massachusetts 
Greens Farms, Connecticut 
15 Sutherland Rd., Montclair, New Jersey 
80 Winter St., Norwood, Massachusetts 
194 Warwick Rd., Melrose, Massachusetts 
214 Main St., Sanford, Maine 
648 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 
168 Prospect St., Wakefield, Massachusetts 
9 Sherbourne St., Shawsheen, Andover, Massachusetts 
640 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, Massachusetts 
1 41 6 25th St., Two Rivers, Wisconsin 
25 Hidden Rd., Andover, Massachusetts 
121 Newcastle Rd., Rochester, New York 
1938 Wood Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado 
R.F.D. 3, Pontiac, Michigan 
Madison Heights, Anderson, Indiana 
72 Salem St., Andover, Massachusetts 
North Thetford, Vermont 
Highland St., Holden, Massachusetts 
21 Royall St., Medford, Massachusetts 
27 Ten Acre Rd., New Britain, Connecticut 
3 Willow St., Winchester, Massachusetts 
Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey 
54 School St., Keene, New Hampshire 
1 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 
68 Lincoln Rd., Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 


Margaret Little 
Suzanne Long 
Elizabeth Lytle 
Margery Martin . 
Mary Martin 
Elizabeth Maytag 
Marjorie McGlellan 
Jessie McCreery 
Margaret McFarlin 
Harriet Means 
Marilyn Menschik 
Emily Mills . 
Verniece Moody 
Julie Nelson 
Edna Nutton 
Mary Carroll O'Connell 
Pauline Packard . 
Jane Parrot . 
Jane Philbin 
Emily Ruth Poynter 
Mary Alice Purcell 
Margaret Rabling 
Eleanor Rafton . 
Ruth Rathbone . 
Barbara Robjent 
Miriam Scammon 
Patsy Selden 
Amelia Shields 
Virginia Smithers 
Ruth Snider 
Luella Sommer 
Helen Stott . 
Martha Strater . 
Margaret Stuart . 
Emma Ann Todd 
Jane Towne 
Lucia Tuttle 
Martha Tyer 
Catherine Ware . 
Adeline Waterhouse 
Joan Waugh 
Dorothy White . 
Edith White 
Patsy White 
Nancy Whittier . 
Georgia Wieting . 
Elsie Williams 
Bonney Wilson 
Rose Wind . 
Beverley Winslow 
Susan Woodman 
Joan Wyatt 
Ann Zeitung 

89 Shawsheen Rd., Andover, Massachusetts 
25 Middlemay Circle, Forest Hills, L. I., New York 

Greensboro, Vermont 

45 Sanford St., Bradford, Pennsylvania 

1 1 1 Main St., Andover, Massachusetts 

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Miami Beach, Florida 

Foster St., Littleton, Massachusetts 

103 East Lincoln Ave., New Castle, Pennsylvania 

. 95 Elm St., Andover, Massachusetts 

4 South Fourth St., Lebanon, Pennsylvania 

387 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, New Jersey 

Kinderhook, New York 

. Andover St., Ballardvale, Massachusetts 

Mt. Washington P.O., Baltimore, Maryland 

10 Carisbrooke St., Andover, Massachusetts 
Punchard Avenue, Andover, Massachusetts 

"The Ledges," Ashland, New Hampshire 

50 Ox Bow Lane, Summit, New Jersey 

88 Groton St., Forest Hills, New York 

6 School St., Andover, Massachusetts 

69 East First St., Corning, New York 

273 North Ave., New Rochelle, New York 

. Alden Rd., Andover, Massachusetts 

64 Central St., Palmer, Massachusetts 

62 Elm St., Andover, Massachusetts 

High St., Exeter, New Hampshire 

42 School St., Andover, Massachusetts 

17 Chestnut Rd., Sewickley, Pennsylvania 

Salisbury, Connecticut 

66 Priscilla Rd., Newton, Massachusetts 

3938 Prospect Rd., Peoria, Illinois 

Williams Hall, Andover, Massachusetts 

Ogunquit, Maine 

501 West Maple Ave., Newark, New York 

"The Todd Cottage," Seabright, New Jersey 

High St., Topsfield, Massachusetts 

40 Prescott St., Torrington, Connecticut 

Sunset Rock Rd., Andover, Massachusetts 

Hamilton, New York 

12 Berkeley Place, Granford, New Jersey 
18 William St., Andover, Massachusetts 

503 Speed Ave., Monroe, Louisiana 

58 Stratford Rd., Melrose, Massachusetts 

g Wykagyl Gardens, New Rochelle, New York 

13 Walworth Ave., Scarsdale, New York 
3456 River Rd., Toledo, Ohio 

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1 1 Rangely Rd., Winchester, Massachusetts 
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190 Ocean St., Lynn, Massachusetts 

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The Yearbook Board of 1940 wishes to express 
its sincere appreciation to mlss elder of the 
Andover Press, Mr. Fitch of Howard-Wesson, 
and Mr. Adler of Warren Kay Vantine, for 
their invaluable help and their never-failing 
cooperation throughout the preparation of 

this book. 





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Many of each season's fashion successes are originated 
by Best's and we are exclusive agents for some 
of the most important British sports specialties. 

Compliments of 

William M. Bailey Company 

Boston, Mass. 

^Builders of Abbey House 



T. P. KELLEY, President and Treasurer 


Manufacturers and 
Distributors of 





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Balls! They're Fast 
with a capital F! 

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Abbot Seniors at Intervale 


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in Town 

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Thank You ! Class of '40 

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To the Class of 1940 

Compliments of 

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Tel. 664 

Kirkshire House 



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Telephone 929 







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and Phillips Academy 



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Where all the year a cordial welcome 
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Good Luck 

and Best Wishes 

to the 

Class of 1940 

from the 

Senior Mids 



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Young Men 

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This Book was Printed in May 1940